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face value

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noun
  1. the value printed on the face of a stock, bond, or other financial instrument or document.
  2. apparent value: Do not accept promises at face value.
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Origin of face value

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for face value

face value

noun
  1. the value written or stamped on the face of a commercial paper or coin
  2. apparent worth or value, as opposed to real worth
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face value

see at face value.

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