In this usage, obverse means the front face of the object and reverse means the back face. The obverse of a coin is commonly called heads. A Stanford professor has determined that a flipped coin is more likely to end up facing the same direction as when it was tossed than otherwise. As the other chaps have said, the obvious answer is to check and see which side of the coin has the head on it. Numismatists will say though that your question can.
Penny with JFK face on it - Kissing Presidents Coin, Kissing Lincoln Cent
Heads on a coin - Stöbern
Stephanie Davis' 'unwell' ex was 'kicked out of hotel for trying to bite her face' Inside Harper Beckham's very sweet 6th birthday party as Victoria shares David icing cakes and grandma after too many Pimms 'Speaking of pigs': Human intuition about conditional probability is often very poor and can give rise to some seemingly surprising observations. Coin spinning is much more likely to be biased than flipping, and conjurers trim the edges of coins so that when spun they usually land on a particular face. The Crossword Solver will often find clues used in the New York Times Crossword, USA Today Crossword, LA Times Crossword, Daily Celebrity Crossword, The Guardian, the Daily Mirror, the Telegraph crosswords and many other popular crossword puzzles. Optionally, provide word lengths or an answer pattern to improve results. He or she [the returning officer ] can use any random method such as tossing a coin, but the recommended way is to ask each candidate to write their name on a blank slip of paper and place it in a container. This article needs additional citations for verification.