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    MINNESOTA

    Highest 1903-09 prestate plate known:  #4047


    1909      1 -   6951  (7065 final issued, Dealer D300-499)
    1910      1 -  11988  (Verify Dealer)
    1911      1 -  19536  (Dealer D48)
    1912-14   1 -  66817
    1915-17   1 - 190960  (#100000 reached 4/20/16, #190900 final
                           number issued 11/9/17)
    1918-20   1 - 332164  (Issued 11/9/17 new registrations,
                           11/15/17 renewals)
    Truck began 1921.
    In 1927, Model T finally increased to 2,002 lbs., for "B" class.

                1 - 2,000 LBS.         2,001 + LBS.          TOTAL
    1921        A 1 - A141-209        B 1 - B159-966        301,175
    1922        A 1 - A175-952        B 1 - B174-567*       350,519*
    1923        A 1 - A223-635        B 1 - B172-569*       396,204
    1924        1 A - 241-173A*       1 B - 221-616B        462,789
    1925        A 1 - A267-980        B 1 - B255-830*       523,810
    1926        A 1 - A249-044        B 1 - B301-672        550,716
    1927        A 1 - A257-574        B 1 - B293-137        550,711
    1928        A 1 - A243-209        B 1 - B326-225        569,434
    1929        A 1 - A245-060*       B 1 - B378-369        623,429*
    1930        A 1 - A195-378*       B 1 - B428-302        623,680
    1931        A 1 - A130-150        B 1 - B453-259        583,409
    1932        A 1 - A111-183        B 1 - B456-916        568,099
    1933        A 1 -  A93-387        B 1 - B475-302        568,689
    1934        A 1 -  A88-641        B 1 - B498-934        587,575
    1935        A 1 -  A71-562        B 1 - B544-591        616,153
    1936        A 1 -  A57-434*       B 1 - B611-872*       669,306*
    1937        A 1 -  A34-760        B 1 - B663-670*       698,430
    1938        A 1 -  A25-150        B 1 - B673-496        698,646
    1939        A 1 -  A14-535        B 1 - B696-129        710,664
    1940         A1 -  A13-749*         1 -  733-591*       747,340*
    1941         A1 -    A8909          1 -  762-595        768,996
    1942         A1 -    A6449          1 -  748-064        754,513
    1943 BASE                                750-652
    1943 TAB     A1 -    A4758          1 -  632737         637,495
    1944         A1 -    A3392          1 -  640-839*       644,231
    1945         A1 -    A3592          1 -  632-650*       636,242*
    1946         A1 -    A1336          1 -  659-978        661,314
    1947         A1 -    A2835          1 -  716-240        719,075
    1948         A1 -    A3189*         1 -  800-218*       802,271*
    1949         A1 -    A2565          1 -  870-850*       873,415*

     
    ALL WEIGHTS
    1950   1 -   961-347*
    1951   1 - 1-004-356*  (1-005-000 final number listed)
    1952   1 -   993-886*  (No 7-digit expected)
    1953   1 - 1-039-700*
    1954   1 - 1-073-367*

    1955 FORMAT   AA 1000 - MD 9547   No I,O,Q used.  No MC seen.

    Initial assignment on file (1,046,500 P).

    PREFIX POSITION MEANING         1955          1956-64       1965-73
    1 - Congressional District      A-C, E-K      1-9           1-8
    2 - Deputy Registrar Office     A-V           A-Z           A-Z
        Mail Issuance               LA-MD         MA-MZ, M      MAA-MZZ
                                   (Verify LZ)

    1956-64 FORMATS        1A 1000 - 9Z 9999        No I,O,Q used.*
    No MC seen.            MA 1000 - MZ 9999        *I,O,Q added after
    1958-64 added:          M 1000 -  M 9999        all others used.

    *Added:  4I (1961), 3I, 3Q, 4Q, 4O, 5I, 5Q (1964),
             MI, MO (1956), M (1958), MQ (1962).

    (See Misc. #1 for 1955, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1961 and 1962 District/
     Office
    Codes; discrepancies noted in 1960 and 1961 lists.)

    1957-64 TABS
    1957   0004117 - 1177700
    1959   0003453 - 1252257
    1961   0002066 - 1254929
    1963   0078044 - 1417050
    1964   4185195 - 5473900

    1965-73 FORMATS  1AA 100 - 8ZZ 999   2nd position:  No I,O used.
                     MAA 100 - MZZ 999   2nd position:  No E*,M,O used.

    No B used in 2nd position except 4 and M series.
    No O or Q used in 3rd position in 4 series.
    No BM, BS, PG, PP, PU, XW used.  No SB used in 3 series.

    1965 initial assignment on file (1,691,700 P).
    1968 initial assignment on file (1,926,000 P).
    1971 base issued 11/16/70.

    Mail Series seen:  (*MEA-MEZ added 1971)
    1965   MLC 100   (235,801 P)
    1968   MNN 460   (269,461 P)
    1971   MPA 100   (304,201 P)

    1974-77 BASE                                      No I,O,Q used.
    11-16-73   "1974"   Type 1     AA 1000 - CN 8033     (493,034 P)
    11-16-73   "1974"   Type 2     CR 6007 - ED 3042     (285,036 P)
    11-16-73   "1974"   Type 3     EE 6061 - KZ 9853   (1,191,793 P)
    1975      "JUN 75"  Type 2a    LB 6704 - NM 4318     (474,615 P)
    1975      "NOV 75"  Type 3a    NM 7506 - NZ 8901     (100,396 P)
    1976      "APR 77"  Type 4     PA 2858 - PW 3985     (127,128 P)
                                                 (TOTAL 2,711,986 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Illinois dies, steel            (493,034 P)
    Type 2 - Illinois dies, aluminum         (759,651 P)
    Type 3 - 1960-73 Minnesota dies, steel (1,292,159 P)
    Type 4 - 1978-on Minnesota dies, steel   (127,128 P)

    Branch office assignments AA-NU in County Code Book.
    Prefixes not listed:  BM, BS, BY, CC, CL, CR-ED, HZ, KW, KY-LJ,
                          LN, LP, LV, LX, MA-ME, MH-ML, MP-MT.

    PREFIXES NOT SEEN:
    BM,BS,BY,CL,CS,DR,DZ,HZ,LA,LV,MC,MS,PG,PP,PR,PT,PU
    (Non-Pass.:  BY,HZ,PR,PT,SB,YW; DZ,LA,MC discontinued 1974)

    FROM VARIOUS REPORTS IN PERIOD ALPCA NEWSLETTERS:
    Type 1 - 500,000      (AA-CP = 504,000 w/o BM,BS,BY,CL)
    Type 2 - ED 9999      (CR-ED = 297,000 w/o CS,DR,DZ)
    Type 3 -              (EE-KZ = 1,206,000 w/o HZ)
    Type 2a - LB 1000 - NM 4999 (= 517,000 w/o LV,MC,MS)
    Types 2 and 2a - 800,000
    Types 1, 2 and 2a - 1,367,000
    Type 3a - (NM 5000 - NZ 9999 = 104,000)
    Type 4  - (PA 1000 - PW 3999 = 129,000 w/o PG,PP,PR,PT,PU)

    1978-88 PLAIN/LAKE SCENE BASE   No I,O,Q in 1st or 3rd position.
    3-1-77  "MAR 78"  Type 1     AAA 001 - CEM 999     (1,298,700 P)
            "AUG 78"  Type 2     CEN 001 - CGZ 999        (56,943 P)
    Jul.77  "OCT 78"  Type 3     CHA 001 - FKZ 999     (1,884,114 P)
            "NOV 81"  Type 4     FLA 001 - FOR 515        (83,432 P)
    Oct.81  "JUL 82"  Type 5     LAA 001 - PEB 913     (1,886,026 P)
    1985    "SEP 85"  Type 6    (PEB 914)- RMF 718       (785,019 P)
                                                 (TOTAL 5,994,234 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Non-graphic, 1960-73 dies
    Type 2 - Non-graphic, 1978-on dies
    Type 3 - Graphic, no map, dated "78"
    Type 4 - Graphic, no map, undated     (also reported as FHA-FOZ)
    Type 5 - Graphic, map, dated "83"
    Type 6 - Graphic, map, undated        (also reported as RAA-RMZ)

    Replaced 1988.

    1987-2009 LAKE SCENE EXPLORE BASE
    Oct.86  "MAR 87"  Type 1     001 AAA - 001 HZG     (4,762,234 P)
            "OCT 93"  Type 2     510 HZL - 188 PSL     (3,423,252 P)
            "OCT 97"  Type 3     286 PTR - 999 PYW       (120,594 P)
    Jul.97  "OCT 97"  Type 3a    AAA 001 - DBZ 999     (1,631,367 P)
    Oct.99  "MAY 00"  Type 4     DCA 001 - XZZ 271     (8,628,634 P)
    2/1/08  "FEB 09"  Type 4a    SAA 001 - SYS 257       (497,759 P)
                                                (TOTAL 18,443,254 P)
    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Steel, solid water band at bottom
    Type 2 - Steel, dark fading band at bottom
    Type 3 - As Type 2, but aluminum
    Type 4 - Aluminum, light fading band at bottom

    No I,O,Q used except in 5th position.  S omitted after PFS 999, but
    reinstated in all positions when SAA resumed after XZZ.
    SAA-SZZ, WAA-WZZ omitted; SAA-SZZ reinstated after XZZ.
    Prefix:  (10,757,760 P), Suffix:  (8,993,845 P)

    Replaced upon 7 years of use, starting 1989.

    2009-17 FLAT BASE                            No F,I,O,Q,S used.*
    6/15/08 "JUN 09"             001 AAA - 871 TGP
                                                 (TOTAL 6,837,028 P)
    *F,S added by KFA, but SAA-SZZ omitted.
    "JAN" screened in corner; all other months receive month sticker.
    BAA-BZZ series issued first for Mail Order; AAA+ began 8/3/2008
    for Counter issue.

    OPTIONAL BASES:

    1989-90 CELEBRATE BASE                              No F,I seen.
    8-24-89   "NOV 89"            AA 001 - AK 048          (8,040 P)

    7,590 P reportedly issued.  Replaced 12/31/1990.