face-value

face value

[feys val-yoo for 1; feys val-yoo for 2]
noun
1.
the value printed on the face of a stock, bond, or other financial instrument or document.
2.
apparent value: Do not accept promises at face value.

Origin:
1875–80

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face value
 
n
1.  the value written or stamped on the face of a commercial paper or coin
2.  apparent worth or value, as opposed to real worth

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