- the value printed or stamped on a bill, bond, coin, etc.
- the amount of the death benefits of a life insurance policy
- the seeming value: to take a promise at face value
face valueface value
The face value of this bill is twenty dollars.
- An example of face value is the price someone asks for when selling a concert ticket at the price originally paid for it.
- An example of face value is assuming a business is profitable because they have expensive-looking offices.
Face value is defined as the value printed on money or on a bill or bond or on a ticket, or the amount of the death benefits of an insurance policy, or the assumed value based on appearances.
- The value printed or written on the face, as of a coin or postage stamp.
- See par value.
- Apparent significance or value: took their compliments at face value.
(plural face values)
- Alternative spelling of face value.
face value - Investment & Finance Definition
- The value of a bond or another type of debt instrument at maturity. Also called par value.
- The amount of the principal on a futures, option, swap, or forward contract.
- They had an existence of six months, and were finally received back by the state at about the seventieth part of their face-value in coin.
- The assignats had now become totally valueless - the abolition of the "maximum" the previous year (1795) had produced no effect, and, though, by various payments into the treasury, the total number had been reduced to about 24,000,000,000 francs, their face-value was about 3 o to I of coin.