Face-value meaning

The value printed or written on the face, as of a coin or postage stamp.
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Apparent significance or value.

Took their compliments at face value.

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The value printed or stamped on a bill, bond, coin, etc.
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The amount of the death benefits of a life insurance policy.
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The seeming value.

To take a promise at face value.

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The value of a bond or another type of debt instrument at maturity. Also called par value.
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The amount of the principal on a futures, option, swap, or forward contract.
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The amount or value listed on a bill, note, stamp, etc.; the stated value or amount.
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(idiomatic) No more or less than what is stated; a literal or direct meaning or interpretation.

Please take this comment at face value and don't try to read anything into it.

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Alternative spelling of face value.
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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.

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.

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