broad·​strike | \ ˈbrȯd-ˌstrīk How to pronounce broadstrike (audio) \
plural broadstrikes

Definition of broadstrike

: an error occurring during the minting of a coin when the die collar (see collar entry 1 sense 2g) is loose or improperly positioned also : a coin having such an error … both sides bore characteristics of a broadstrike with the rim spread abnormally from the design. New York Times, 26 Oct. 1980

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Broadstrike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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