The two sides of a coin are called obverse and reverse:
Obverse and its opposite, reverse, refer to the two flat faces of coins and some other two-sided objects...
But dictionary gives their meanings as:
obverse: the other side of something
reverse: the opposite of what has been suggested
So I lost my logic here. While reverse is somewhat similar to back, obverse doesn't look like front but the other. They really look like synonyms rather than antonyms. I was wondering whether obverse is an antonym of reverse?
For example, in reverse order means back to front. Can we say in obverse order which means front to back? I've never seen such a use. in normal order sounds more natural. But why don't we call the two sides of a coin as normal and reverse then?