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face value

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
the value or price that is shown on something such as stamps, coins, or paper money
Translations of “face value”
in Chinese (Traditional) (郵票、硬幣、紙幣等的)票面價值,面值…
in Chinese (Simplified) (邮票、硬币、纸币等的)票面价值,面值…
(Definition of face value from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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