Why are the two sides of a coin called "heads" and "tails"?

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A coin is called heads and tails because every coin has a side with a persons head imprinted on it and another with a design on it. When we toss a coin, it could either land on its head or tail. One person normally tosses the coin into the air while the other tries to predict which side it will land on.
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One side of a coin usually has a "head" of someone. The other side is the tail.
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Most coins have the face of someone on it. (At least they used to, I don't know if they all still have a face or not). The side with the head is called "Heads" for obvious
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