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Face Value

A readily ascertainable amount of money determinable from the words of a written instrument alone without the aid of any other source.

The face value of an instrument such as a financial document is only the amount shown on it, without the inclusion of interest or fees customarily added or reference to its actual market value.

face value

n. in shares of stock, the original cost of the stock shown on the certificate, or "par value."

face value

(First blush), noun appearance, manifestation, semblance, visual impact

face value

(Price), noun price charged, quoted price, sum, total, worth
See also: cost, face amount, par, price
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Let's look at a scenario involving a 77-year-old female who owns an insurance policy with a $900,000 face amount and a current cash surrender value of $68,296.
The disclosure statement would apply to life insurance policies with face amounts of $15,000 or less.
New features and options available through the enhanced whole life product include lower face amount limits for the best risk class: $100,000 for Whole Life and $250,000 for Modified Premium Whole Life.
The disclosure statement would apply to policies with face amounts up to $10,000, but the group might raise that amount to $15,000.
Policyowners may select a death benefit that's equal to the face amount; a benefit that's equal to the face amount plus the accumulated value; or a death benefit equal to the face amount plus the premiums paid.
With these enhancements, Manulife remains focused on offering competitively priced policies on large face amounts of over $1,000,000.
Minimum face amounts are $100,000 for the lump sum and $500 in monthly payments for issue ages 18 to 49 and $50,000 and $500, respectively, for issue ages 50 or higher.
Since taking over this company in May 2000, this management team has successfully paid in full and in advance of maturity three securitizations with an original face amount of $97.
The settlement includes all policyholders and certain beneficiaries of certain policies that insured non-Caucasians: industrial life policies issued from 1901 through 1964 with face amounts less than $1,000; ordinary policies issued from 1901 through 1972 with less-than-standard risk classifications; and, Metropolitan Series policies issued from 1960 through 1972 with face amounts between $4,500 and $5,000.