Like most of the other years during the 1880s, the 1883 Morgan Silver Dollar saw relatively few die variations. While VAM (Leroy C. Van Allen and A. George Mallis) collectors may note minor variations that are each worthy of separate listings, for the most part, 1883 Morgan Dollar collectors will stick to assembling a run of date and mintmark combinations included in the proceeding list.
The 1883 Morgan Silver Dollar was produced in four mints: Carson City, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. The most valuable 1883 Morgan Silver Dollar carries the "CC" mintmark used by the Carson City Mint. It always carries a premium value because of very low production, making it the rarest 1883 Morgan Dollar. The New Orleans Mint used an "O" and the San Francisco Mint an "S”. The main mint in Philadelphia did not use a mintmark. Proof examples of Morgan Dollars from all years, including 1883, are rare which makes them expensive.