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Noun: obverse  ób'vurs or 'ób,vurs
  1. The more conspicuous of two alternatives, cases or sides
    "the obverse of this issue"
  2. The side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or design

Derived forms: obverses

Type of: alternative, choice, option, side

Antonym: reverse

Part of: coin

Encyclopedia: Obverse