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    PUERTO RICO
    No 1906-16 first-issue black/white "P.R." plates are known, although registration
    numbers are estimated to have reached #4330 or so.  Effective July 1, 1916, annual
    plates were issued in different color schemes each fiscal year.  It is not known
    when dates were added to the plates, leaving a possibility of up to 8 years of
    undated issues before the 1924/25 dated plate, of which 2 are known.
    Truck known 1931/32.  (5-digit expected 1935/36, 1936/37, 1938/39)
     
    1906-16 UNDATED BASE   (none known)
     
    ANNUAL PLATES
    Undated White/Red      Porcelain     722
    Undated White/Maroon   Embossed    1-447
     
    1924/25    509  -                             1936/37   1789 -  9943
    1925/26   7080  - 8792                        1937/38    768 - 14513
    1926/27   3009  - 9096                        1938/39    359 -  4-420
    1927/28         - 9628                        1939/40   1890 - 15101
    1928/29   1456  - 7896                        1940/41    812 - 18051
    1929/30   3-161 - 7-593                       1941/42   2395 - 17870, 38256
    1930/31   4-035 - 4-284                       1944/45    878 - 13683
    1931/32   1299  - 9785                        1945/46   1260 - 13975
    1932/33   2349  - 9993                        1946/47   7606 - 18165
    1933/34   9350  - 9483                        1948/49   6228 - 18650
    1934/35         - 9375                        1949/50        - 16991, 62008
    1935/36    895  -
     
      1948/49      1949/50      1950/51      1951/52      1952/53      1953/54
       A-56599                    11-302        7-421       20-098        9-286
                                  13-206       12-903       24-142       15-989
                                  19-128       33-076       27-294       23-295
                                  23-051       37-180       30-960       23-564
                                  30-719       37-804     C-68-998       24-142
                                  37-481       39-417    NR-73-475       24-743
                                P-44-818      P41-212    NR-75-177       28-019
                                  45-620    NR-74-252     T-78-210       29-061
                               OP-48-925    NR-75-031  X-35-99-003       34-449
                               PA-50-556    HP-89-022      104-184    NR-74-065
                                H-80-094      102-803      104-607    NR-75-232
                                  91-978                   106-129     A-77-723
                               X6-97-651                                101-988
                             X-25-98-571                                102-586
                                                                        119-463
     
       1954/55      1955/56      1956/57      1957/58      1958/59            
          7-433                  MG 2-721
         10-240       12-845       15-998        9-344       18-904     141-605
                                   17-514
         13-606   HPA-15-327       17-776       21-863       21-893     144-017
                                   26-232       26-124                  151-664
         17-055       17-872       26-798       31-180       28-062   C-151-947
         24-743       25-561       35-422     P-48-597       32-945     153-210
         27-945       28-481       36-284  X/20-97-976       39-685   C-155-681
         30-448       35-985     P-47-517      103-297       44-501     156-119
         32-076       36-692     P-48-382      104-938     P-52-001     160-899
         36-692       36-943    PA-55-441      118-137    OP-53-376     165-392
         37-614       40-377     C-65-425      124-756    CP-60-623     166-865
         39-011       44-163     C-68-329      132-045    CP-61-176 X-42-167-120
       P-49-265       46-457    FA-74-548      141-793     C-73-976
      NR-73-716   CPA-61-676    FA-75-909      146-241    NR-74-251
       A-77-726    NR-73-193    HP-88-918      154-051     H-86-979
                                                          HP-89-448
       H-82-583    NR-75-568      122-167      154-508    HP-90-501
       H-86-428     T-78-195      134-166                HPA-92-788
    X/11-96-896     H-87-221      140-690               X-12-97-183
        101-158    HP-89-325      141-282              X-40-100-000
        101-244   HPA-92-911      141-690                   101-722
        107-648      101-727                                102-253
        109-605
        111-303      103-719                                105-119
        120-207      104-221                                105-556
        125-175      106-959                                108-716
        127-027      118-741                              C-116-462
        127-111      124-041                              C-117-701
                     127-356                                119-106
                     132-228                                120-109
                     132-420                                124-034
                     133-859                                136-514
                   C-156-001                                141-067

    1959/60 - 65/66 UNDATED GOLD/BLACK BASE
    1959/60 Type 1:  4 long slots       600-001 - 702-889   (102,889 P)
    1960/61 Type 2:  Holes only         712-999 - 781-301    (68,303 P)
    1962/63 Type 3:  2 short top slots  795-989 - 874-870    (78,882 P)
    1963/64 Type 4:  Dated "63-64"      881-657 - 886-777     (5,121 P)
    1964/65 Type 3a: Undated            888-533 - 921-984    (33,452 P)
    1965/66 Type 6:  Dated "65-66"      926-442 - 982-573    (56,132 P)
    1965/66 Type 5:  Und.,straight dies 989-412 - 992-857     (3,446 P)
                                                      (TOTAL 392,857 P)


    1966/67 - 69/70 UNDATED YELLOW/BLUE BASE
    1966/67 Type 1:  Straight dies      500-001 - 839-398   (339,398 P)
    1968/69 Type 2:  Louisiana dies     861-670 - 999-999   (138,330 P)
    1969/70 Type 2a                     470-001 - 493-146    (23,146 P)
                                                      (TOTAL 523,145 P)
     

    REGION                     1970/71 BASE TYPE 1  1973/74 BASE TYPE 1
    Arecibo                      10A000 - 64A999       10K000 - 98K345
    Bayamon       (San Juan)     10B000 - 79B999       10T000 - 99T542
    Caguas                       10C000 - 69C999       10F000 - 96F194
    Este          (San Juan)     10E000 - 49E999       10H000 - 85H991
    Santreuce     (San Juan)     10J000 - 99J999       10L000 - 85L065
    Mayaguez                     10M000 - 69M999       10W000 - 91W571
    Uso Negociado (General Use)  10N000 - 99N999       10V000 - 88V254
    Ponce                        10P000 - 79P999       10S000 - 97S974
    Hato Rey      (San Juan)     10Y000 - 62Y033       10D000 - 84D106
     
     
    1970/71 - 72/73 MAP BASE
    Type 1:  Straight dies (see above)                      (587,034 P)
    Type 2:  Louisiana dies      52E849 - 89E372 (Reflective)
                                 10X804 - 41X547 (Non-Refl.)
                                 10Z200 - 94Z504 (Reflective)
                                 51H833 -        (Unknown)
                                                            (151,574 P)
                                                      (TOTAL 742,161 P)
     

    1973/74 - 84/85 BLACK/WHITE BASE
    1973/74 Type 1  (see above)                             (737,051 S)
    1976/77 Type 2   10R787, 88R007 - 92R707 (thin R)
            Type 2a  39R799 - 64R981         (normal R)
    1977/78 Type 3   04A015 - 65A783, 20B652 - 98B914, 11Z334 - 87Z760
    1978/79 Type 4   92Z268 - 96Z632, 20X133 - 83X357
    1978/79 Type 5   00U116 - 63U699
    1981    Type 6  003G912 - 098G654
            Type 7   67A354 - 84A958, (92A689), (01B844), 14B796,
                     06C275 - 99C682, 03J981 - 99J999

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Galvanized steel, LA 1972-73 dies, small letter, LR box
    Type 2 - Aluminum, LA 1972-73 dies, full-size letter, no box,
             space between "PUERTO" and "RICO"
    Type 3 - Aluminum, LA 1972-73 dies, full-size letter, no box,
             normal spacing on "PUERTO RICO"
    Type 4 - Aluminum, LA 1974-75 dies, full-size letter, LR box
    Type 5 - Aluminum, LA 1974-75 dies, small letter, LR box
    Type 6 - Aluminum, LA 1974-75 dies, full-size letter, LL and LR
             boxes, taller "PUERTO RICO"
    Type 7 - Aluminum, Louisiana USA dies, full-size letter, no box

    Type 1:  72H363 thin "H", 77H459 - 85H991 normal wide "H".
    Type 5:  01U126 low "U", 14U829 - 61U961 vertically centered "U".


    1985/86 - 86/87 COQUI FROG BASE                   All letters used.
    1985?           Type 1         AAA-001 - ADB-355         (79,276 S)
    1986?           Type 2         ADE-204 - AHT-510        (119,188 S)
                    Type 2a        AJB-284 - AKU-626         (45,298 S)
                                                      (TOTAL 246,607 S)
     
    Description of Types:  Type 1 - No painted border
                           Type 2 - Painted border


    1987/88 - 2003 CASTLE BASE                        All letters used.
    Jan.87 "87-88"  Type 1         AIA 505 - AIX 153         (22,626 S)
                    Type 1a        AKY 493 - AVV 821        (283,046 S)
    1990  "DEC 90"  Type 2         AWD 977 - BAD 737        (103,657 S)
    1990   "89-90"  Type 1b        BAM 455 - BGO 575        (157,963 S)
                    Type 3         BGV 521 - BGX 001          (1,479 S)
    1993  "JUN 94"  Type 1c        BHC 427 - CSC 054        (960,666 S)
    1997            Type 4         CST 537 - DDA 070        (266,267 S)
                    Type 1d        DDN 953 - FCW 937      (1,332,651 S)
                                            (FDA 557 reported)
                    Type 1e        FLP 179 - FSX 446        (190,078 S)
                    Type 1f        FUC 081 - HEN 001        (945,974 S)
                                                    (TOTAL 4,324,954 S)
     
    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Louisiana dies, no sticker boxes (AVY 177 invert)
    Type 2 - As Type 1, but 2 sticker boxes
    Type 3 - All embossed, no castle graphic
    Type 4 - As Type 2, but Waldale dies
     
    [Excursiones        EXC-001 - EXC-999]
    [Concesionario      FSY-332 - FTG-339]
    [Clasico            FTJ-369 - FTM-496]
    [Clasico Modificado FTP-012 - FTP-339]
    [Baja Velocidad     FTY-424 - FUA-112, HWC 185 - HWC 213]
     

    2002-08 CINCUENTENARIO BASE                       All letters used.
    Jan.02                         FDC 821 - FLC 822        (207,794 S)
     

    2008-17 CASTLE OVER OCEAN BASE                    All letters used.
    12-25-07 Type 1:  Hyphen       HEP-004 - HIL-076         (99,973 S)
             Type 2:  No hyphen    HIO 416 - HRH 211        (226,569 S)
    2013     Type 2a (resumed)     IEK 130 - ISZ 375        (378,867 S)
    2016     Type 3:  Euro size    ITA 343 -
    2016     Type 2b               ITF 335 - IUT 840         (40,466 S)
                                                      (TOTAL 755,164 S)
     
       
    2011-12 MAYAGUEZ 2010 BASE                        All letters used.
    8-9-10                         HRT 971 - HVZ 251        (109,171 S)
     
     
    2012-13 DOES IT BETTER BASE                       All letters used.
    2012     Type 1:  6" x 12"     HWE 498 - HZZ 783         (99,187 S)
             Type 2:  Euro size    IAA 206 - IAJ 987          (9,773 S)
             Type 1a               IAT 185 - IEI 962         (93,685 S)
                                                      (TOTAL 202,645 S)
     
    2016-17 MANATEE BASE
    2016                           IAK 816 - IAK 843             (28 S)