overstrike

[verb oh-ver-strahyk; noun oh-ver-strahyk]Numismatics

verb (used with object), o·ver·struck, o·ver·strik·ing.

to stamp a new device, value, or inscription on (a coin).

noun

a coin that has been overstruck without complete obliteration of the original design.

Nearby words

  1. overstress,
  2. overstretch,
  3. overstretched,
  4. overstrew,
  5. overstride,
  6. overstring,
  7. overstrong,
  8. overstructured,
  9. overstrung,
  10. overstudy

Origin of overstrike

First recorded in 1900–05; over- + strike

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