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    NEW JERSEY

    Highest 1903-08 prestate plate known:  #36058

    1908 numbers below #38000 only assigned to renewals upon request;
    lowest 1908 known #7.  Numbering began at 1 1909-25.
    Known assignments in bold.

    ALL-NUMERIC SERIES
    1908   50142*            1914    60281            1920   212180*
    1909   23775*            1915    77736            1921   247422
    1910   29653*            1916    99525            1922   258085
    1911   37948*            1917    99835            1923   331353*
    1912   43553*            1918   149430*           1924   399999*
    1913   49539*            1919   175180*           1925   460127*

    LETTER SERIES                              NON-PASSENGER
    1916   A6788                               1916-21:  D,L,M,T
    1917   A9703, B9743, N7692, O9371, X1814   1920-21:  X
    1920   A360 = Duplicate, new in 1920       1922-25:  D,G,M,O,T,X
    1921   K11                                 1925:     U
    1922   L91
    1923   A-, B-, E152, K-, L91, S6, W475
    1924   A1000, B400, E200, H300, K500, L500, N300, S200, W600 (4,000)
    1925   A412, B28, E-, H72, K863, L91, N481, R41, S127, W80, Z-

    1917 initial order:  A1 - B9999, T = Trailer, no L,N,O,X yet.
    Commercial began 1918.
    Courtesy series seen 1921, reported 1922 with A,B,E,K,L,N,S,W;
    H added 1923, R,Z added 1925.
    1925:  All series 1 - 400 except K500, W600 and A1000.

    1926-38         COURTESY              STANDARD
                    A1 -    Z999       A1001 -    Z99999
    (1926-30)      1E1 -   1E999      1E1001 -    6E9999
    (1931-38)    1/E 1 - 1/E 999    1/E 1001 - 1/E 99999
    (1927-38)    O/N 1 - O/N 999    O/N 1001 - O/N 99999
    (1929)                            W10000 -    W19999 (Long size)
    (1938)                          1/B 1001 -  1/B 9999
     
    No D,G,O,T,X used.  County codes on County Code page.
    1926:  Special plates #1 and #00025 issued.
    1926 has non-serif "I".  Ocean County changed from Q to O/N in 1927.
    W10000+ long size 1929, normal size 1931-38. (Verify 1927-28, 1930)
    Courtesy series has vertical "NJ" left, "26" right 1926-38;
    "OFFICIAL" at top in 1926-28 only.
    4-1001 - 4-11999 = Non-Resident.
    5-1001 - 5-1999 = U-Drive-It (reported 1931-38).

    (Highest number seen by county 1926-38 - see Misc. #1)


    1939-60 FORMATS                        Prefix:  No D,G,I,Q,X used.*
                                           Suffix:  No G,I,O,Q used.
    Courtesy           A/A    1 - A/A   99
    Standard           A/A  100 - A/A  999, A/A 10A - A/A 99Z, A/B etc.
    (1951-53, 1956-60) A/A 1000 - A/A 9999
    (1953-56)          A/A  A10 - A/A  Z99
    (1955-56)          A/A  1A0 - A/A  9Z9

    *All D,G,I,X used 1952-60, and Courtesy all years.
     D,X may have been fully used 1939-40, then dropped in 1941.

    (Highest number seen by county 1939-51 - see Misc. #2)
    (Highest number seen by county 1952-60 - see Misc. #3)

    TABS
    1943     18000 -  876241, O 9280 (Omnibus?)
    1953   0000001 - 2030465*
    1954   0102618 - 2434222*
    1955   0095262 - 2278916*
    1956   0003200 - 2283659

    1953:  Tab assignments by county on file,
           0000001 - 0360000 non-passenger,
           0360001 - 2000000 passenger (1,640,000).


    1952-60 ORANGE/BLACK BASE
    (Highest seen by county and format - see Misc. #3)

    Undated Orange/Black Base issued August 1956 to May 1959.
    Each county began at #1000 in its first prefix (except Hunterdon
    began at WR), or continued where its 1952 6-character series left
    off, if any.  In early 1958, as county series became depleted,
    remaining stock was redistributed as needed to any office, then
    series FA-FZ and RA-RM were issued statewide during 1958-59.

    1952 and Undated Bases replaced 2/1/1960 to 1/31/1961.


    1959-79 BLACK/STRAW BASE
    6-1-59   Courtesy         AAA 1 -  ZZZ 20
    6-1-59   Type 1         AAA-100 - ASK-881            (390,482 P)
    1959     Type 2         BAN-150 - BAV-854              (7,005 P)
    1959     Type 1a        BDY-412 - BEK-143             (10,532 P)
    1959     Type 2a        BEV-608 - BJA-195             (94,088 P)
    1959     Type 1b        BJL-113 - GKP-411          (2,276,399 P)
    1963     Type 3         GLA-504 - GUS-643            (195,440 P)
    1963     Type 1c        GWW-954 -
    1963     Type 3a        GZZ-374 - NBC-586          (3,400,413 P)
    1968     Type 1d?       NBI
    1968     Type 3b        NCD-374 - RHY-560          (1,255,687 P)
    Sep.69   Type 4/5       RIA-736 - SZV-207            (939,972 P)
    1970    (Type 5)  (some SIE-617 - SXR-943)            (w/above)
    Mar.71   Type 6         UAA-723 - YZZ-999          (2,249,377 P)
    1971?    Courtesy         1 AAA -  20 ZZZ
    5-22-73  Type 6a        100-AAA - 265-ACW             (61,066 P)
    1973     Type 7         782-AEX - 177-AFS             (17,396 P)
    1973     Type 8         568-AGM - 195-BEV            (524,328 P)
    1974     Type 9         118-BFF - 941-BYL            (411,224 P)
    1974     Type 10        744-CAL - 903-CDT             (73,960 P)
    1975     Type 9a        433-CIE - 999-HBZ          (2,111,067 P)
    1977     Type 11        100-HCA - 325-HZH            (501,526 P)
    1977     Type 12        196-IER - 531-IFO             (21,036 P)
    1977     Type 11a       441-IJI - 701-KUU          (1,360,161 P)
    1979     Type 12a       261-KYU - 999-KZZ             (27,739 P)
                            (TOTAL INCLUDING NON-PASS. 16,873,200 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type  1 - Aluminum, non-reflective, painted back, raised edge,
              "N.J.", serif "B", holes beside slogan   (BAC-000)
    Type  2 - As Type 1, but non-serif "B", holes beneath slogan
    Type  3 - As Type 1, but heavy steel
    Type  4 - Galvanized steel, reflective, unpainted back, "N.J."
    Type  5 - As Type 4, but aluminum, painted back (no exact break)
    Type  6 - As Type 1, but galvanized steel
    Type  7 - As Type 1, but debossed edge, galvanized steel
    Type  8 - Galvanized steel, non-reflective, painted back,
              "N.J.", bevelled edge
    Type  9 - As Type 8, but aluminum
    Type 10 - As Type 8, but heavy galvanized steel
    Type 11 - As Type 8, but "NEW JERSEY", aluminum
    Type 12 - As Type 8, but "NEW JERSEY", heavy galvanized steel

    No Q used.  No D,O,T,X used in 1st letter position.
    1st letter of Courtesy series is county code, listed on Codes page.
    New registrations assigned AAA-100 - ARE-999 (ADA, APA omitted).
    Assignments to Trenton and 81 branch offices in County Code Book
    (362,700 P).  ARF-100 - on mailed to renewals from Trenton.
    Type 2:  200,000 in B series (BAM-000, BCV-000) made in Ark.
    Ch. 138, passed 5/17/1973, reserved "Z" for Commercial along with
    "X", so ZAA-ZZZ was skipped (until 1985).
    Andree reports 495-AFP as Type 6a.
    Non-Pass. Prefixes:
    CGA-CGZ, HAA, HYA-HYZ, MDA-MDZ, MGA-MGZ, MVA-MVZ, NFA-NFZ, NJP,
    NYP, PBA, SGA-SGZ, SPA-SPZ (SPK-129 Pass.), VFW.
    Currently revalidated.

     

    1979-92 STRAW/BLUE BASE
    6-18-79  Type 1           100-LAA - 999-ZZZ        (6,187,500 P)
    Jan.85   Type 1a          ZAA-100 - ZZZ-999          (562,500 P)
    May 85   Type 1b (Omitted AAA-100 - 999-KZZ series)
    Sep.85   Type 1c          AAA-10A - HZY-41W        (9,053,852 P)
                            (TOTAL INCLUDING NON-PASS. 15,803,852 P)

    No Q used.  No D,O,T,X in 1st letter position.
    Type 1c:  No I,O,Q used as suffix.
    Non-Pass. Suffixes:  MGA-MGZ, NJP, NYP, PBA, VFW.
    Currently revalidated.

     

    1992-2017 GRAPHIC BASE
    12-7-92  Type 1    AAA1000 - ADJ9999                 (702,000 P)
    Apr.93   Type 2    BA-100A - ZY-999Z               (7,038,000 P)
    5-28-99  Type 2a   JAA-10A - LGR-98V (LGW reported)(2,469,149 P)
    Apr.01   Type 3    LHM-76M - PXR-19P (LGX reported)(3,653,674 P)
    Jan.04   Type 4    PXS-14M - VZS-76S               (4,363,983 P)
    7-13-07  Type 5    VZS-84X - ZZZ-99Z               (3,283,216 P)
    8-25-10  Type 5a   A10-AAA - T47-EEK                (4,294,658 P)
    May 14   Type 6    A40-EFF - N95-FZT                (1,920,026 P)
                                                 (TOTAL 27,541,886 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - No map, short 5 1/4" "New Jersey", no hologram (3M)
    Type 2 - Map, short 5 1/4" "New Jersey", no hologram    (3M)
    Type 3 - Map, long 6" "New Jersey", no hologram      (Avery)
    Type 4 - Map, unknown length "New Jersey", 3M hologram
    Type 5 - Same as Type 4, but no sticker boxes
    Type 6 - Flat

    UC-124P - UU-995K blue back (RC-154G, VC-831D unpainted back).

    No I,O,Q used.
    Type 2:  No D,H,S,T,X used in 1st position.
    Types 4-5:  No T,X used in 1st position.
    Types 5a-6:  Progression is 99, then Z99, then AAB.
    JAA-00A - ZZZ-99Z = 13,856,580.
    A10-AAA - N95-FZT =  6,215,306.

    Type 2 prefixes not seen: (seen on optional bases or non-pass.)
    BJ, BM, BS, CA, CG, CR, CV, CW, FA, FF, FG, FK, FP, FU, GF, JP,
    JU, JW, KC, KK, MB, MD, MF, MG, ML, MR, MV, ND, NF, NG, NJ, NR,
    NY, PA, PB, PE, PH, PR, PS, PU, RN, RU, US, UV, VD, VS, VV, WC,
    WE, WV, ZZ.

    Starting November 1999, "11 2000" plate stickers issued for
    renewals and new registrations, in UR corner.  As of 11/1/2000,
    all 1959-present bases required to have plate stickers.
    Starting 10/1/2004, plate stickers discontinued for new
    registrations at c.RVA-10A (1/1/2005 for renewals).