US penny close-up. A male thumb and index finger gripping a one Euro cent Coin.

The Parts of a Coin and Mint Marks

This article from Metals Wired includes simple explanations for obverse (heads), reverse (tails), field, relief, rim, edge, legend, motto, date, and mint marks. The definitions are simple and with coins in hand, any Scout should be able to use them to identify the different parts. Follow the link below to read the complete article.

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