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Why is the bottom of a penny called tails?

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The two sides of a coin are referred to as "Heads" and "Tails" because, the obverse usually has somebody's "head" on it, like a King, Queen or President, etc. The reverse side is therefore referred to as "tails". Heads and tails.

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there is even chance of having heads or tails since there is only 1 head and 1 tail on a penny.



If you find a penny on the heads side it is good luck if you find a penny on the tails side and pick it up it is bad luck


They are called tails. ie they hang by their tails.


The myth is "If you pick up a penny heads up, you will have good luck. If you pick up a penny tails up, you will have the exact opposite."


bunny's tails grow all the way to the bottom of their backs where their behind is or their bunny tail is!


No but there is a cheat code called puppet that once you type it in codes tails becomes tails doll


the back fin is called the tail fin


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AnswerWELL, IN MS-65 IT IT IS WORTH ABOUT 40 DOLLARS. IT MAY VARY LIKE THATThis type of error is called a 'Multiple Strike' and the value for a 1995D penny is $30.00.


There is an online game called tails nightmare and a sequel with the tails doll as the boss.


If you count the long spike at the bottom of their butt, then yes.


Barrel taps are known as cocks and the term tailsusually referred to the dregs of distillate left at the end of a run in a distillery or at the bottom of a cask.


The British Penny has been called a Penny since it was first issued in the late 8th century AD.


coccyx is the end of the sacrum or tail boneif humans had tails it would be the bone at the bottom of it, however we do not have tails so we have a little stump


It was black and it cost One Penny, that is why it is called the Penny Black.


If you have a Liberty Seated Dime, the "CC" mint mark will be on the reverse [tails] side of the coin at the bottom and can be either inside the wreath or just below it. If you have a Liberty Seated Quarter the "CC" mint mark will be on the reverse [tails] side of the coin at the bottom below the eagle. If you have a Liberty Seated Half Dollar the "CC" mint mark will be on the reverse [tails] side of the coin at the bottom below the eagle. If you have a Lbert Seated Silver Dollar the "CC" mint mark will be on the reverse [tails] side of the coin at the bottom below the eagle. If you have a Silver Trade Dollar the "CC" mint mark will be on the reverse [tails] side of the coin a the bottom just above the "D" in "DOLLAR" If you have a Morgan Silver Dollar the "CC" mint mark will be on the reverse [tails] side of the coin at the bottom below the wreath.


The worth of a triple stamped penny will vary depending upon its circulation and overall condition. It can be worth anywhere from $1.00 to thousands of dollars.


It was blackIt cost a pennyIt was quickly replaced with the Penny Red.


A fox's tail is called a brush.


There are multiple designs for the first penny but generally it had lady Liberty on the obverse (heads side of the coin) and the denomination on the reverse (tails side of the coin).


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