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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:
While the base colour of the note is chocolate brown, it comes with other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.
- Manufacture of heading dies, lead tests and prototypes of three models medal (obverse and reverse) of a thickness of 4 mm
Each emblem is shown on both obverse and reverse along with a full description of the piece and a short biography of the subject.