Simple Definition of face value
: the value that is printed or shown on something (such as a coin or bill)
Full Definition of face value
1 : the value indicated on the face (as of a postage stamp or a stock certificate)
2 : the apparent value or significance <if their remarks may be taken at face value>
Examples of face value in a sentence
We paid $100 for tickets that had a face value of $50.
First Known Use of face value
Legal Definition of face value
: the value indicated on the face of something (as a stock certificate)
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