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face value

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishface valueˌface ˈvalue noun 🔊 🔊 1 take something at face value2 [singular, uncountable]VALUE the value or cost shown on the front of something such as a stamp or coin
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face valueThis type of bonus is not payable a face value until the policy become a claim.Super Bowl tickets with a face value of $300 are being sold for $2,000.This is probably correct, but conventional medical wisdom need not be accepted entirely at face value.Neta accepted the explanation at face value.Taken at face value, the most natural meaning of this slogan is that the body has nothing to do with sin.In recent weeks at least six banks have sold all or part of their secured loans, for 61-65% of their face value.Crooks typically sell the notes for 20 percent to 30 percent of their face value.They loiter outside the big match with fistfuls of grubby tickets priced at many times their face value.
From Longman Business Dictionaryface valueˌface ˈvalue1[countable, uncountable] the amount that appears on a coin, cheque etc which shows how much money it is worthA voucher issued to passengers whose flights have been cancelled is redeemable by the airline for its face value.face value ofA bank manager had issued false deposit certificateswith a face value of 342,000 yen.2[countable, uncountable]FINANCE the stated value of a share, bond etc when it is ISSUED (=sold for the first time). This is not necessarily the price that is really paid for it. Bonds, for example, may be sold slightly above or below their face amount. This value is used to calculate YIELD (=how much profit bonds make for the investor) SYN FACE AMOUNT, NOMINAL VALUE, PAR VALUEface value of30-year bondswith a discounted face value of 35% value
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