The 1883 Morgan Dollar (Buy on eBay) minted at Philadelphia is one of the more available coins of the series. The total mintage was 12,290,000 with some of this number distributed in later years, preserving a plentiful supply of gem examples for collectors. Even coins graded MS65 can be acquired for less than $200.
The Philadelphia Mint also struck 1883 Proof Morgan Dollars, with a mintage was 1,039. Although considerably lower than the number of circulation strikes, this was the typical production level for proof silver dollars of this era.
1883 Morgan Dollar Mintage and Specifications
- Mintage: 12,290,000 (circulation), 1,039 (proof)
- Mint Mark: none (Philadelphia)
- Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
- Weight: 26.73 grams
- Diameter: 38.1 mm