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Obverse

In numismatics, the front of a coin; that is to say, the "heads" side. The obverse usually features a face of the head of state or some real or mythological national figure. The back of a coin is called the reverse.
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Since obverse and reverse must be inverted in B and F the order of the remaining sections changes:
Each emblem is shown on both obverse and reverse along with a full description of the piece and a short biography of the subject.
None of the four arguments provided for that change has any value and there are four positive arguments in favor of the orientation observed by the original editors: (1) The extant edge is uninscribed, unusual for a lower edge when both obverse and reverse are inscribed.