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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:
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.
With base colour in fluorescent blue, the note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.
Each badge is described in terms of shape, material, diameter, inscriptions and images on obverse and reverse, notes, and British Museum registration number.