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    NORTH DAKOTA

     

    Numbers began at 1 1911-57, except 1943 and 1949 began at 200-001.

    1911 #7220 highest number issued.

    1914 #17500 highest number ordered.

    Division of Fords vs. all other cars began 1921, using number

    blocks (see Misc. 1 page).  Truck began 1925.

     

    1911     6981           1927   139-374          1943   212-238

    1912     8945           1928   150-990          1944   134-150*

    1913    12111           1929   161-918          1945   129-477

    1914    16693           1930   154-617          1946   139-295

    1915    24696           1931   144-444          1947   151-740

    1916    40435           1932   124-456          1948   161-618

    1917    62690           1933   148-721*         1949   236-191

    1918    71215           1934   154-340*         1950   193-529*

    1919    84381*          1935   134-626          1951   195-253

    1920    90833           1936   139-550*         1952   191-572

    1921    91732           1937   139-530          1953   197616

    1922    98-576          1938   140-688          1954   200-945

    1923   109-204          1939   142-097          1955   208-209

    1924   116-018          1940   146-661*         1956   207-831

    1925  See below         1941   149-169          1957   212-960

    1926  See below         1942   142-648*

     

             FORD CARS      REGS.              ALL OTHER CARS   REGS.

    1925   F 1 - F82-036   (83,004)              1 - 50-512    (50,787)

    1926   F 1 - F85-074   (88,825)              1 - 55-263*   (45,746)

     

    1943:  Renewals issued windshield stickers.

           New registrants issued 1943 dated plates.

    1949:  Renewals issued rear tab, no serial number, 2 or 4 holes.

           New registrants issued 1949 dated plates.

     

    1958-61 BASE

    1958 Type 1                    1 - 208-929              (208,929 P)

    1958 Type 2              209-930 - 238-894               (28,965 P)

    1960 Type 3              240-488 - 312-750               (72,263 P)

    1961 Type 4              313-605 - 315-895                (2,291 P)

                                                      (TOTAL 315,895 P)

     

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - Galvanized steel, beaded, 2 tab slots

    Type 2 - Galvanized steel, beaded, 1 tab slot

    Type 3 - Galvanized steel, scotchlite, 1 tab slot

    Type 4 - Aluminum, scotchlite, 1 tab slot

     

    TABS

    1959   000042 - 320077

    1960   005635 - 328149

    1961   017440 - 339750

      

    1962-65 BASE

    1962 Type 1                    1 -  37-017               (37,017 P)

    1962 Type 2               40-622 -  49-696                (9,075 P)

    1962 Type 1a              50-077 - 283-822              (233,746 P)

    1964 Type 3              286-075 - 319-890               (33,816 P)

    1965 Type 4              323-250 - 354-907               (31,658 P)

                                                      (TOTAL 354,907 P)

     

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - Aluminum, round "O" of "DAKOTA", 1 tab slot

    Type 2 - As Type 1, but galvanized steel

    Type 3 - Aluminum, square "O" of "DAKOTA", 1 tab slot, thick dies

    Type 4 - As Type 3, but thin 1966 dies

     

     

    1966-69 BASE

    1966 Type 1:  Tab slot         1 - 285-307              (285,307 P)

    1967 Type 2:  No slot     289587 -

    1967 Type 3:  No slot    290-305 - 378-000               (87,696 P)

                                                      (TOTAL 378,000 P)

     

    1970-73 BASE

    1970 Type 1                    1 - 390-961              (390,961 P)

    1973 Type 2              394-482 - 415-811               (21,330 P)

                                                      (TOTAL 415,811 P)

     

    1974-79 BASE

    1974 Type 1 (4-digit hyphen)   1 - 137-776              (137,776 P)

    1974 Type 2              141-959 - 347-251              (205,293 P)

    1975 Type 3              349-768 - 367-199               (17,432 P)

    1976 Type 4              367-890 - 445-876               (77,987 P)

    1977 Type 5              449-231 - 579-350              (130,120 P)

                                                      (TOTAL 579,350 P)

     

    Description of 1970-79 Types:

    Type 1 - North Dakota dies, square "O" of "DAKOTA"

    Type 2 - North Dakota dies, round "O" of "DAKOTA"

    Type 3 - Arkansas dies, round "O" of "DAKOTA", off-white

    Type 4 - Arkansas dies, square "O" of "DAKOTA", off-white

    Type 5 - Arkansas dies, square "O" of "DAKOTA", snow-white

     

     

    1980-88 BASE                 Number 000 follows 999 in each series.

    1980     Type 1:  Dated "80"       AAA 001 - AVP 431    (496,431 P)

    1982     Type 2:  Undated, box     AVR 597 - AZB 572     (78,976 P)

    "OCT 88" Type 3:  No box           AZG 760 - AZM 038      (4,279 P)

                                                      (TOTAL 586,038 P)

     

    No I,O,Q used in 3rd position.

    Reserved series 1 - 10000, no hyphen. 

    Replaced December 1987 through November 1988.

     

     

    1984-88 ROOSEVELT BASE       Number 000 follows 999 in each series.

    7-15-84  "DEC 84"          AA001 - KS648                (222,648 P)

     

    No I,O,Q used.

    Issued to new registrations only.

    Non-Pass. Prefixes:  DV, FR, HP200-350, MH, SD, N, U.

    Reserved series 1 - 10000, A001 - A999, A000, etc., using A,B,C.

    Replaced December 1987 through November 1988.

     

     

    1988-93 CENTENNIAL BASE      Number 000 follows 999 in each series.

    1988  "12-88"            BAA 001 - CNP 480              (910,480 P)

     

    No I,O,Q used in 3rd position.  DAV = Veteran.

    DBK 435 unknown type, seen 1992.

    Reserved series 1 - 10000, ND 1 - ND 9999, ND 0000, 1 ND - 999 ND.

    Replaced 1993.

     

     

    1993-2016 BISON BASE         Number 000 follows 999 in each series.

    1993  "12-93"            DAA 001 - KRP 118            (3,394,118 P)

     

    No I,O,Q used in 1st or 3rd position*.  FAA-FZZ omitted.

    *GKI,GLI,GMI,GNI reportedly issued.  HLA-HLZ not seen; PAW 531 seen.

    Reserved series same as 1988-93, plus 1000 ND - 9999 ND, 0000 ND,

    1 A - 9999 A.

     

     

    2016-17 FLAT BASE            Number 000 follows 999 in each series.

    11/12/15 "10 16" Type 1  001 AAA - 553 BSZ            (1,034,554 P)

    2/17/17  "11 17" Type 2  015 BUX -

                                                    (TOTAL 1,078,015 P)

     

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - Small state name, wheat inside bolt holes

    Type 2 - Large state name, wheat outside bolt holes

     

    No I,O,Q used in 4th or 6th position.