1The superimposing of one printed character or one coin design on another.
- Its primary purpose is to switch from insert mode to overstrike mode during text editing, and I never use overstrike mode.
- If we use absolute coordinates to place symbols on a map plotted for these scales, we often encounter symbology overstrike or, in layman's terms, an unreadable cartographic mess.
- Over the years, a few coins surfaced where one could easily see the overstrike of the 1/2 Balboa on a Kennedy Half Dollar.
1.1 [count noun] A coin showing one design superimposed on another.
- Overstrike - a coin that instead of being struck on a blank planchlet was accidentally struck on a previously struck coin.
- This unusual coin is an overstrike - a coin of Arcadius made using an existing coin of Theodosius II instead of a fresh, blank flan.
- Example sentences
- The overstriking of masses of foreign coins in a short period is often associated with military activity and the payment of troops.
- Identification of the character or graphic to be used in the overstriking.
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