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    Default T & H of a coin

    I've read that two faces of a coin are named H and T but I don't know for what words they stand. Do You know the extended forms?

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    Default Re: T & H of a coin

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    I've read that two faces of a coin are named H and T but I don't know for what words they stand. Do You know the extended forms?
    Heads and Tails.

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    Default Re: T & H of a coin

    and the head is - as you'd expect - the side with someone's head on it. I've never seen a tail depicted though - a thistle, a portcullis, anything really.

    b PS I have a feeling that numismatists use fancier words. Perhaps 'face' (for head, and 'obverse' (for tail). I'm sure Wikipedia would tell you if you ask nicely...)

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    Default Re: T & H of a coin

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    and the head is - as you'd expect - the side with someone's head on it. I've never seen a tail depicted though - a thistle, a portcullis, anything really.

    b PS I have a feeling that numismatists use fancier words. Perhaps 'face' (for head, and 'obverse' (for tail). I'm sure Wikipedia would tell you if you ask nicely...)

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    Obverse is the "heads" side and reverse is the "tails".

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