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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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ANOVA was also performed to determine any differences in the swabbed areas (i.e., obverse, reverse, and edge).
On the obverse side of ` 500 note, a vertical band on the right side of the Mahatma Gandhi's portrait contains a latent image showing the respective denominational value in numeral
The obverse of each coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The obverse, or heads side, of the coin depicts the legs and boots of three disabled veterans.
The authors, both military veterans, establish the authority of the medal, when it was first issued, criteria, order of precedence, devices, designer, description and symbolism, describe the front and obverse of the medal and give historical background.
The new design by Welshman Matthew Dent, for all the coins except the pounds 2, is based on the Royal Arms with the existing portrait of the Queen on the obverse.
After the samples had been exposed to humidity for 5 days, 10 punches were made on the obverse and 10 on the reverse for each humidity level and each corrugated cardboard type.
More than 1,000 black-and-white obverse and reverse coin photographs clearly show the visual distinctions to look for when grading currency, and the easy-to-understand terms and grading descriptions make Photograde a snap to use for beginners and advanced graders alike.
The article includes a polymer fabric substrate having a reverse side and an obverse side; a conductive metal layer on one side of the substrate; and a flame retardant coating intermediate the conductive coating metal layer and the polymeric substrate.
There are no ribbons attached and I don't have the history of the soldiers who owned them, but the first medal is dated 1854 and on the obverse side bears Queen Victoria's head with a clasp and the place Sebastopol on an oak leaf.
The other will be the same as the obverse of coins minted by other member states of the EU.