What does face value mean?

Definitions for face valueˈfeɪs ˌvæl yu for 1 ; ˈfeɪs ˈvæl yu for 2

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word face value.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. par value, face value, nominal value(noun)

    the value of a security that is set by the company issuing it; unrelated to market value

  2. face value(noun)

    the apparent worth as opposed to the real worth


  1. face value(Noun)

    The amount or value listed on a bill, note, stamp, etc.; the stated value or amount.

  2. face value(Noun)

    No more or less than what is stated; a literal or direct meaning or interpretation.


  1. Face value

    The face value is the value of a coin, stamp or paper money, as printed on the coin, stamp or bill itself by the minting authority. While the face value usually refers to the true value of the coin, stamp or bill in question it can sometimes be largely symbolic, as is often the case with bullion coins. For example, a one troy ounce American Gold Eagle bullion coin was worth and sold for about $1,200 USD during 2009 market prices and yet has a face value of only $50 USD.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of face value in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of face value in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steven J.Feldman:

    Smile, it raises your face value.

  2. Peter Jenkinson:

    At face value the opinions of IARC and EFSA appear to be contrary, but the reality is they are not directly comparable.

  3. Hemant Mehta:

    I just take it at face value. They mean, 'I wish you well,' so I'm not offended. I'll say 'You too' or 'Happy holidays.'.

  4. Owner Dominick Agron:

    They had blamed the removal on a system issue, while we seriously doubt the veracity of the claim, we are taking it at face value.

  5. Seneca:

    The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged it's the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that's weighed.

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