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    NEW MEXICO

    1912-13 is undated.  Numbering began at 1 1912-46.
    Truck began 1930.

    1912-13   2087
    1914      3055
    1915      4618
    1916      8227 (5-digit expected)
    1917     14298
    1918     18994*
    1919     17408

    1920-23 PORCELAIN BASE                           No dashes used.
    1920 Type 1:  Dated 1920, 3 tab holes      1 - 22280  (22,280 S)
    (21) Type 2:  Undated, 3 tab holes     22636 - 47161  (24,526 S)
    (23) Type 3:  Undated, no tab holes    47504 - 48958   (1,455 S)

    TABS   Number matches plate number only if new registration.
    1921 TAB (Diamond)   1 - 28358
    1922 TAB (Octagon)   1 - 32043
    1923 TAB (Star)      1 - 46168
     
    1923 numbers start at #37412.  #92000 is Sample.
    #51000 final plate ordered for 1926; #75-000 for 1930.
    County assignment began 1928, #1 - 64-500.
    1932 #90-000 is Sample.  #100000 reached during 1943.

    1924   39-027*                       1935   75-971*
    1925   46888*                        1936   85-942
    1926   50997*                        1937   90-981
    1927   54-411*                       1938   91-961*
    1928   64-246*                       1939   92-998*
    1929   74-813*                       1940   95-519
    1930   70-648                        1941   98-819*
    1931   69-989*                       1942   99-999, 100000 - 101744
    1932   64-897*                       1944   79-204
    1933   64-596*                       1945   87-880*
    1934   66-461                        1946   93-912


    1947-57 FORMATS       1*1 - 9*99999      1947, 1948-57 county codes
                         10*1 - 31*9999      on County Code page.
    1957   1/6*10118

    Santa Fe always assigned #1.  Remaining 1947 codes based on (1945?)
    vehicle registrations; remaining 1948 codes based on 1946 vehicle
    registrations.  Los Alamos County formed 3/16/49, assigned #32
    starting 1950.  Mail order service began 1953; all assigned #1 plates.

    (Highest number seen by county 1947-71 in Misc. #1)


    1958-71 FORMATS     1*1 -  9*99999    County codes same as 1948-57.
                      1/0*1 - 3/2*9999    1961 base is undated.

    1959-60   2*A-1 - 2*A9257, 1/4*13974, 1/5*13661, 1/6*19869
    1961-64   2*A-1 - 2*K3537            Letters not seen:
    1965-71   2*A-1 - 2*Y9998            D,F,H,I,O,Q,T,Z (D omitted)
                                        (D,F,H,T = Non-Pass.)
    1960 TAB   051038 - 309748, 900093


    1972-77 RED/WHITE BASE                       No I,O,Q,U,V used.*
    1972     Type 1           AAA*001 - AZZ*999          (516,483 S)
    7-1-73   Type 2           BAB*001 - BCG*577           (44,533 S)
    1973     Type 1a          BCJ*346 - BCT*323            (7,970 S)
    2-1-74   Type 3           BCW*771 - BFC*999           (48,181 S)
    1974     Type 4           BFD*001 - BGK*234           (27,207 S)
    1974     Type 5           BGM*707 - BTM*999          (210,083 S)
    Oct.76   Type 6           BTN*001 - CCW*999          (152,847 S)
                                                   (TOTAL 958,041 S)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Dated "72", heavy galvanized steel, bolt holes
    Type 2 - Dated "72", light plain steel, bolt holes
    Type 3 - Dated "74", aluminum, bolt holes
    Type 4 - Dated "72", aluminum, bolt holes
    Type 5 - Dated "72", aluminum, bolt slots
    Type 6 - Dated "72", aluminum, new 1977-82 design

    *Type 1 uses I,O,Q in 2nd position only, U,V in all positions.
    San Miguel assigned AGT-AGW; other counties unknown.
     
    From 9/15/1973 Silver City Daily Press newspaper article:
    81 prefixes from AAA to AZZ omitted, including APE.
    59 prefixes from BAA to BZZ omitted, including BAA,BAD,BAG,BAH.

    Type 3 replaced 1974 paper plates issued during metal shortage.
    Palmer reported BCS*118 as a 1972.
    Replaced 1/2/1991 to 6/30/1993.


    1977-91 RED/YELLOW BASE              No I,O,Q,U,V, FAA-FZZ used.
    11-22-77    "77"    Type 1     CCX*001 - EGZ*999     (968,031 S)
    4-1-82      "82"    Type 2     EHA*001 - GZG*999     (720,279 S)
    Sep.84    "SEP 85"  Type 3     GZH*001 - KAJ*999     (904,095 S)
    Jun.88    "JUN 89"  Type 4     KAK*001 - LKL*999     (631,368 S)
    Feb.90    "FEB 91"  Type 5     LKM*001 - LLL*999      (20,979 S)
                                                 (TOTAL 3,244,752 S)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Aluminum, embossed
    Type 2 - Aluminum, graphic
    Type 3 - Galvanized steel, graphic
    Type 4 - As Type 3, but with "USA" added
    Type 5 - As Yucca Base, Type 1

    Issued only to new registrations.
    Cibola County formed 6/19/1981.
    Palmer reported LLM in August 1991.
    Replaced 1/2/1991 to 6/30/1993.


    1991-2017 YUCCA BASE          No E,I,O,Q,U,V used.  ANG omitted.
    1-2-91  "NOV 91"  Type 1       001*AAA - 977*ANR     (232,745 S)
    1-2-91  "NOV 91"  Type 2       001*FAA - 999*FZZ     (399,600 S)
    Apr.91  "APR 92"  Type 2a      130*APM - 999*DZZ   (1,348,521 S)
    1993    "    94"  Type 2b      001*GAA - 073*KDL   (1,267,804 S)
                      Type 3       301*KDM -
            "JUN 98"  Type 2c      809*KDX - 348*KFF       (6,533 S)
    Jul.97  "JUL 98"  Type 3a      339*KFH - 538*KGC      (16,184 S)
            "SEP 98"  Type 2d      427*KGK - 234*KGM       (1,806 S)
            "AUG 98"  Type 3b      276*KGN - 496*KHM      (19,202 S)
    Oct.97  "OCT 98"  Type 2e      352*KHN - 048*LCN     (319,377 S)
                      Type 4       999*LCW - 293*LGC      (45,249 S)
            "FEB2000" Type 2f      576*LGL - 912*LRK     (159,178 S)
    Mar.99  "MAR2000" Type 5       001*MAA - 759*WAG   (2,403,229 S)
                                                 (TOTAL 6,398,210 S)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - New Mexico dies, steel, bolt slots
    Type 2 - New Mexico dies, aluminum, bolt slots
    Type 3 - As Type 2, but smaller legend set lower between bolt
             slots, no slogan or turquoise yucca plant graphic at LL
            (Trailer plate blanks)                        (35,387 S)
    Type 4 - As Type 2, but bolt holes (Made/Arizona Prison)
    Type 5 - Waldale dies

    Types 1, 2a:  Counter series.
    Type 2:  Mail Order series, discontinued 6/30/1993.
    County stickers discontinued 7/1/1995.
    4,000 plates reported with no sun symbol July 1998.
    By 2014, #000 used (000-SBH seen).

    2000-10 BALLOON BASE  Regular issue option. No E,I,O,Q,U,V used.
    4-30-99  "MAR2000"              NM0001 - NM9999,
                                    0NM001 - 9NM999,
                                    00NM01 - 99NM99,
                                    000NM1 - 999NM9,
                                    0001NM - 9999NM       (49,995 S)
    Jul.99   "JUL2000"              AA 001 - BZ 999       (39,960 S)
    Aug.99   "AUG2000"              CAA001 - LGP999    (2,910,087 S)
                                                 (TOTAL 3,000,042 S)
     
     
    2010-17 TURQUOISE BASE Regular issue option.No E,I,O,Q,U,V used.
    2010     "MAY 10"  Type 1      LGR*001 - NZT*499   (1,081,318 S)
    2016     "SEP 17"  Type 2      NZT*500 - PDX*839      (82,340 S)
                                                 (TOTAL 1,163,658 S)
     
    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - "CENTENNIAL" legend
    Type 2 - No "CENTENNIAL" legend, "USA" added