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    OHIO

    Numbering began at #1 1908-34.  Dealers were issued any number of
    passenger plates with the same number 1908-15.  Truck began 1920.

    "Special Cars" B 1 - B 500, B 2416 listed 1922; is this the "B"
    suffix series seen 1922-24?  There is some evidence that this could
    be a continuation of the Electric car "E" prefix series, issued from
    1916 to 1921, for those desiring to keep low or significant numbers.
    A run of plates found together included 1916-17 and 1919 #E 13,
    1923-25 #13 B and 1928-29 #B 13.  Also, Walter C. Baker of Cleveland,
    founder of the Baker Electric Motor Vehicle Co., was issued plain
    #13 from at least 1916 through at least 1922.
     
    Issuance by county auditors and "deputy commissioners" began 1926,
    but distribution by counties known as early as 1920, with the first
    branch offices opened in 1916 in Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland,
    Dayton and Youngstown.

    1908-09   23234*                              1917   341123
    1910      32864                               1918   411726
    1911      45771                               1919   508171
    1912      62972                               1920   526732
    1913      85165                               1921   617968
    1914     120912                               1922   713,912, 185-B
    1915     180810                               1923   926,633*, 314B
    1916     244774

    1924-34 FORMATS        1 - 1-000-000,      Non-Passenger Prefixes:
                         * 1 -   *99-999,      D (1924-28), T, X.
                         A 1 -   A99-999       Star prefix dropped 1929.

           SERIES USED     HIGHEST SEEN, PLUS RESERVED, ETC.
    1924   *               *58-906, 752B                   (1,059,550 P)
    1925   * B             *99-398, 75-062B                (1,174,460*P)
    1926   * A B C         C38-908                         (1,338,905*P)
    1927   * A B C E        E1-069                         (1,401,065*P)
    1928   * A B C E       E84-133                         (1,484,129*P)
    1929   A B C D E H     H97-061                         (1,597,056*P)
    1930   A B C D E H K   K74-609                         (1,674,603*P)
    1931   A B C D E H K   K23-015                         (1,623,009*P)
    1932   A B C D E H     H71-116, K7-603,  M 904         (1,579,618*P)
    1933   A B C D E       E84-200, H7-386, K9-878, M 936  (1,502,396*P)
    1934   A B C D E       E87-741, H6-274, K3-639, M 954,
                                     R 848,  S 760, W 837  (1,501,049*P)


    1935-80                  County assignments on file.  No I,O used.

    FORMATS:   STANDARD          RESERVED        ADDITIONAL RESERVED
             A-51 -  Z-9999     A-1 -   Z-50    (1950)  A-A-A -  Z-Z-Z
             51-A -  9999-Z     1-A -   50-Z    (1964)      I
           A-51-A - Z-999-Z   A-1-A - Z-50-Z    (1965)      O
            AA-51 -  ZZ-999    AA-1 -  ZZ-50    (1968)   5001 -   9999
            51-AA -  999-ZZ    1-AA -  50-ZZ    (1970)     01
    (1949   6-figure series)      1 -    999    (1970)  AAA 1 -  ZZZ 5
    (1962   15001 -   99999)      A -      Z    (1975) AAA 76 - ZZZ 76
    (1974  100000 -  999999)     AA -     ZZ    (1978)  AOA 1 -  ZOZ 5

    6-FIGURE FORMATS
    A-10000 - A-19999, B-10000 etc., 10000-A - 19999-A, 10000-B etc.
    A-1000-A - A-1999-A, A-1000-B etc.
    AA-1000 - AA-9999, AB-1000 etc., 1000-AA - 9999-AA, 1000-AB etc.
    No W-0000-W until 1976; WW limited to WW-1999 (until 1973) and 1999-WW.

    County assignments on file:
    1935, 1937, 1942, 1945, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1967.
    12/18/1974 - 7/15/1975 random assignments 100000 - 863450.
    1965, 1969 lists show starting number for Knox, Henry and Highland
    counties as 76, and Lake county as 101.

    1949:     Verify A-1000-A format.
    1950-80:  Replacement = Prefix RE '50, RP '50, RQ '66, R '76,
              Suffix RE '50, R '74, RP '76, RQ '76, 127001 - 130000 '75.
    1955-80:  TP-1001 - TP-9999 = Turnpike Commission.
    1967-80:  S 5001 R - S 5999 R = Suspension & Revocation.
    1975:     AAA 76 format issued only in one county.


    1974-75 BASE
    3-16-74

    1935-75 county system used only for initial assignment.

    Secondary assignments began 12/18/1974:  100000 - 999999,
    A 10000 - Z 99999, except those included in initial assignment.
    Series seen:  A 93894, B 94256, C 28965, M 94417, N 99007, P 64129,
                  S 95999, Y 16898, Z 99308

    Replaced April-May 1976.


    1976-80 PLAIN BASE
    3-1-76  (Und.)

    1935-75 county system used only for initial assignment.

    Secondary assignments:  100000 - 999999, A 10000 - Z 99999,
    10000 A - 99999 Z, except those included in initial assignment.
    Series seen:  A 95899, B 76368, C 94187, D 99472, E 98649, F 93788,
         G 86755, H 85344, J 92918, K 93431, L 99516, M 97107, N 93580,
         P 91241, Q?       R 51902, S 79921, T 98783, U 94827, V 98754,
         W 98348, X 90444, Y 85444, Z 82286, 95640 A, 35385 B, 40857 L,
         27833 N, 94603 P, Repl.=R, 99219 S, 19763 T, 20356 U, 21427 V,
         26498 W, 19987 X, 23582 Y

    Replaced during 1980.


    1980-85 MAP BASE             No I or O used in 1st or 3rd position.
    1-2-80  "3-80"  Type 1        CAA-010 - LZZ-999       (5,559,840 P)
    1980    "9-80"  Type 2        MAA-010 - MTF-350         (456,731 P)
    1981            Type 1a       MTF-351 - MXC-999          (92,719 P)
    1981            Type 2a       MXD-010 - NPB-087         (425,778 P)
    1981    "9-81"  Type 3        NVH-667 - PNZ-999         (443,853 P)
    1981    "9-81"  Type 1b       AAA-010 - BZZ-999       (1,235,520 P)
    Jul.81  "6-83"  Type 3a       POA-010 - TVJ-010       (2,645,281 P)
    1984    "8-84"  Types 3b,4-6  TVL-999 - UFU-896         (245,418 P)
                                                   (TOTAL 11,257,187 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Aluminum, embossed medium "OHIO"  (6,888,079 P)
    Type 2 - Aluminum, screened "OHIO"           (882,509 P)
    Type 3 - Steel, screened "OHIO"            (3,089,134 P)
    Type 4 - Steel, embossed large "OHIO"
    Type 5 - Steel, embossed small "OHIO"
    Type 6 - Steel, embossed medium "OHIO"

    Types 1b and 3a resulted from series delayed until after AAA-BZZ
    non-pass. series expired in May 1980.
    Adams county issued first lot CAA-010 - ?.
    Reserved Series:  AAA-1 - ZZZ-9, and any 1935-80 county series.
    Non-Pass:  COM-1 - COM-300, SOC-101 - SOC-999.
    County name stickers began 1/1/1983, expire "1-84", for renewals
    and new registrations.
    Replaced during 1985.

    1985-91 MAP BASE             No I or O used in 1st or 3rd position.
    1-2-85  "2-85"  Type 1        010-AAA - 010-WXP      (12,914,551 P)
    1990    "9-90"  Type 2        999-WXS - 010-XSM         (493,022 P)
    1990   "12-90"  Type 3        083-XSR - 902-YOZ         (531,460 P)
                                                   (TOTAL 13,947,023 P)

    Description of Types:  Type 1 - Screened "OHIO", enclosed boxes
                           Type 2 - Screened "OHIO", open boxes
                           Type 3 - Embossed "OHIO", open boxes

    Replaced during 1991.

    1991-97 SLOGAN BASE          No I or O used in 1st or 3rd position.
    Jan.91    "5-91" Type 1       AAA-010 - QZC-691       (9,245,302 P)
    Jan.91    "1-92" Type 1a      TAA-010 - VZZ-999       (1,853,280 P)
              "  95" Type 2       RCK-148 - SZZ-999       (1,178,952 P)
    5-2-95           Type 2a      WAA-010 - XEU-937         (731,548 P)
    11-20-95  "3-96" Type 3       XEV-058 - YWA-946       (1,027,519 P)
                                                   (TOTAL 14,114,377 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Wide 1967-91 dies, no hologram   (11,098,582 P)
    Type 2 - Wide 1967-91 dies, with hologram  (1,910,500 P)
    Type 3 - Narrow 7-figure dies              (1,027,519 P)

    Types 1, 1b and 2 are Counter issues. Hologram added in R series.
    Type 1a is Mail Renewal series with sticker containing pre-printed
    matching plate number.  VKN-VZZ are remaining stock issued at
    counters with regular stickers.
    Replaced October 2001 to September 2002 for $.75 fee.

    1996-2002 SLOGAN BASE               No I or O used in 3rd position.
    8-2-96   "12-96" Type 1      AAA 1000 - ARR 5835      (3,811,836 P)
              "7-98" Type 2      ARR 5912 - BIF 8668      (3,584,757 P)
    10-16-98  "9-00" Type 3      CAA 1000 - CVV 4685      (4,710,686 P)
                                                   (TOTAL 12,107,355 P)

    Description of Types:  (ACV 4390 wide spacing, ACW 7054 close)
    Type 1 - "the heart of it all" slogan, wide tan band
    Type 2 - "BIRTHPLACE OF AVIATION" slogan, wide tan band
    Type 3 - As Type 2, but thin tan band (Avery)

    Issued to new registrations only.  Replaced 2004? only for $2.75
    fee; otherwise currently revalidated.
    Non-Pass. Series:  PAA-PZZ, SAA-TZZ.

    2002-05 BICENTENNIAL BASE                              No I,O used.
    10-1-01   "9-02"               AA01AA - FC09KV        (6,980,202 P)

    Numbers progress before letters, regardless of position.
    County stickers numbered alphabetically 1 to 88.
    Non-Comm. Trailer:  RA01AA - RJ53YJ.
    JB63AS also reported.
    Currently revalidated.

    2004-10 SUNBURST BASE                  No I,O used in 3rd position.
    2-24-04   "6-04"             DAA 1000 - EQZ 9999      (9,279,000 P)
    12-23-09 "12-10"             EUJ 1000 - FAK 9999      (1,296,000 P)
                                                   (TOTAL 10,575,000 P)

    DAG, FAC omitted.  DIR-DIS issued by Direct Mail.
    Currently revalidated.
      
    2010-13 BEAUTIFUL BASE                 No I,O used in 3rd position.
    11-23-09  "2-10"             ERA 1000 - EUH 9999        (711,000 P)
    2010     "12-10"             FAL 1000 - FVZ 9999      (4,662,000 P)
                                                    (TOTAL 5,373,000 P)
     
    ETS omitted.  No-extra-cost optional issue 2009-10.
    Became standard issue 12/1/2010.
     
    2013-17 PRIDE BASE                     No I,O used in 3rd position.
    4-15-13   "7-13"             FWA 1000 - GUX 6570      (5,378,571 P)