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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