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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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Under the revised article, completed in 1976, a return to a generalized par value system, if deemed appropriate, requires an 85 percent majority vote of the IMF membership, effectively giving the United States a veto over such a move.
An eventual return to a par value system was assumed, and intervention was viewed as a way to maintain order in the interim.
2)Initially, the par value of the dollar was defined by the President at $35 per ounce of gold under the authority granted to him by the Gold Reserve Act of 1934.