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    SOUTH CAROLINA

    1917   5002  - 40289    (35,288 S)
    1918   5002  - 60316    (55,315 S)
    1919   5-842 - 72-900   (67,059 S)
    1920   5-370 - 97-571   (92,202 S)
     
    1921-71 FORMATS        A 1 - G999999        Weight classes listed below.
    1964-71 added         AA 1 - GZ 9999        Truck began 1921.
     
    All years:  All series begin at #1 except 1934-36 APRIL at #50-001.
    1932:       40,000 A class ordered.
    1937-45:    #100-000 - 199-999 assumed to be overflow after #C99-999 (except 1938).
    1938:       #1 - 199-999 assumed to be C weight class.
     
    YEAR       1-2000  2001-2500  2501-3000  3001-3500  3501-4000  4001-4500  4501-5000
    1921       A40471     B13396     C 3728     D 3065
    1922 T1   A-  341    B    23      C 576
                         B 1-288      C 768
    1922 T2   A 6-362    B 6-830    C 2-282
              A51-867    B 7-388    C 9-481
    1922 T3                                      D-139       E 25
                                                D-3438      E1043
    1923      A79-840     B 5752    C14-901      D 708      E 484      F1168
    1924*    A112-495    B14-953    C17-997    D 7-149               F    92
    1925*    A125-102    B14-876    C15-858    D 6-881    E   117                       
    1926     A125-102    B12-041    C17-812    D 1-883    E 2-794    F   430    G    67
    1927     A129-206    B23-662    C13-752    D 8-406    E   208    F 1-443
    1928*    A129-974   B-32-590   C-15-863   D-10-057    E-5-140      F-404      G-331
    1929*   A-111-997   B-55-615   C-23-844   D-10-329    E-5-177
    1930*    A-89-405   B-69-979   C-24-678   D-10-604    E-3-227    F-1-687            
    1931     A-45-180   B-71-558   C-32-107    D-6-911      E-603      F-314
    1932     A-34-749   B-65-988   C-32-471    D-2-564    E-4-886      F-666      G-536
    1933     A-13-460   B-62-151   C-38-128    D-4-422    E-5-340    F-1-651      G-599 
    APR.34   A-59-377   B-91-135   C-72-636   D-51-015   E-50-147   F-50-346
    OCT.34   A-24-627   B-51-872   C-55-243    D-8-497    E-1-148      F-863
    APR.35   A-69-573   B-90-216   C-79-995   D-53-105              F-50-715
    OCT.35   A-29-799   B-66-832   C-38-491    D-7-254      E-441       F-79
    APR.36   A-63-905   B-96-904   C-95-758   D-54-066   E-50-788
    OCT.36    A-7-082   B-62-562   C-83-941    D-7-390    E-3-044       F-29        G-9 
    1937     A-18-914   B-68-381   C-99-857   D-26-935    E-4-735       F-99      G-749
                                    113-000
    1938     A-19-221   B-69-365      3-142   D-30-221    E-2-181               G-1-020
                                    111-538
    1939      A-8-483   B-65-765   C-84-694   D-32-039    E-5-739      F-116
                                    130-141
    1940      A-7-182   B-74-596   C-97-283   D-47-913    E-7-264
                                    139-483                                             
    1941      A-2-922   B-30-377   C-99-019   D-78-756    E-1-360      F-998
                                    152-069
    1942                B-46-756   C-88-882   D-69-753    E-9-897    F-1-205      G-667
                                    138-471
    1943 T1   A-2-210   B-46-188   C-90-893   D-85-599    E-9-259    F-1-697      G-837
                                    134-334
         T2            (B-48-772?)  139-920   D-90-396   E-12-125
                                    143-628   D-93-034
    1944 TAB           B- 39-172  C-124-220  D- 80-057  E-  4-518             G-    586
    1945      A-1-309   B-37-333   C-94-853   D-84-618   E-10-237                 G-660
                                    129-661                                             
    1946                B-30-084  C-134-727   D-95-980   E-11-907                 G-620
    1947 T1     A-808   B-30-147  C-126-925  D-127-289   E-15-549    F-2-645      G-528
         T2                       C-135-575

    1948      A-1-606   B-25-770  C-132-095  D-146-080   E-19-634    F-4-533
    1949      A-1-091   B-27-806  C-140-154  D-183-957   E-24-292    F-1-739
    1950                B-25-656  C-135-954  D-229-687   E-35-814    F-3-323            
    1951                B-27-868  C-120-539  D-272-894   E-42-104    F-7-266
    1952      A-1-866   B-15-132  C-100-779  D-314-587   E-53-976    F-7-200
    1953      A-2-186   B-11-015   C-94-150  D-351-085   E-98-025   F-10-214
    1954      A-1-552   B-12-281   C-66-074  D-366-839   E-73-375   F-15-969
    1955 T1   A-2-832   B-11-481   C-68-742  D-373-732   E-72-184    F-8-630    G-1-347
         T2                                  D 378 453   E-83-731
                                             D 401 512   E-92-488   F-16-541            
    1956      A-1-976    B-9-454   C-58-995  D 440 404  E 106 420   F-19-558        G-1
    1957      A-3-068    B-4-100   C-46-501  D 457 750  E 114 864   F-26-029    G-2-415
    1958      A-9-241    B-8-956   C-39-142  D 454 706  E 130 107   F-31-282    G-4-685
    1959 T1   A-8-454    B-4-022   C-34-150  D 442 836  E 130 789   F-34-005    G-2-203
         T2   A-9-241    B-9-943             D 446 174  E 131 935   F-38-631  (G-5-531?)
                                             D 448 006  E 148 731   F 40-250
    1960 T1   A-5-641    B-6-143   C-34-450  D 200 241   E-45-624   F-30-319
         T2   A-6-475                        D 201 486   E-58-828   F-39-942      G-934
             A-12-883   B-15-128             D 428 508  E 173 098   F-48-918    G-7-714 
    1961     A-19-254   B-25-972   C-29-435   D385894    E186974    F-52-393   G-10-662
    1962 T1  A-19-936   B-30-653   C-46-500   D-39-738   E-18-640   F-15-266   G-12-450
         T2                                   D-40-406
                                              D-46-710
         T3                                              E-20-023   F-26-398
                                                         E-22-825   F-29-897
         T1a (A-20-473?)                      D-50-152   E-27-205   F-30-366
                                              D365300    E201405    F-56-224
    1963     A-20-972   B-38-916   C-59-879   D347015    E217828    F-61-723   G-12-360 

    1-LETTER SERIES  (Possibly issued from central office for mail order?, except 1968)

    YEAR     1-2000   2001-2500  2501-3000  3001-3500  3501-4000  4001-4500  4501-5000
    1964    A-2-476   B-23-779   C-25-264    D109825   E-97-174   F-36-155    G-6-632
    1965     A-7968   B-22-955    C-41779   D-99-998   E-99-999   F-44-248     G-9517
    1966     A 8836    B 24025    C 41191    D 87222    E 91824    F 38233     G 8733
    1967     A 6799    B 22222    C 38837    D 86695    E 95278    F 46984    G 10023
    1968    A 43475    B 66600    C141308    D294667    E312022    F103876    G 18804
    1969     A 6095    B 19197    C 32753    D 84419    E104135    F 39815     G 7784
    1970     A 9792    B 19444    C 33049    D 83338    E129113    F 44444     G 9671
    1971     A 9246    B 19525    C 35000    D 79189    E138054    F 43775     G 8613


    2-LETTER SERIES  (Known to have been issued from branch offices, except 1968)

    YEAR     1-2000   2001-2500  2501-3000  3001-3500  3501-4000  4001-4500  4501-5000
    1964    AC-3330    BC-6482    CF-7077   DZ-9-361    ES-5863    FC-8527    GA-9777
    1965    AC-5200    BD-4698    CH-6629    DZ-8970    ET-5702    FD-9764    GA-7211
                                             DI-7429
    1966    AC 8365    BD 9348    CK 5351    DZ 4380    EW 9627    FE 5657    GA 4273
    1967    AD 6812    BE 2230    CM 7693    DZ 9997    EX 9391    FE 9419    GA 6876
    1968                         (CA 512, DA 630, EA 13, EB 460, EC 623, ED 431, FA 6)
    1969    AE 7334    BE 8621    CS 1601    DZ 9413    EZ 9933    FH 9087    GB 3814
    1970    AF 4047    BF 1950    CS 8759    DZ 9832    EZ 3291    FK 1325    GB 5401
    1971    AF 7878    BF 5419    CR 3349    DZ 9733    EZ 9940    FL 8324    GB 9531


    2ND POSITION LETTERS NOT SEEN:  (No I,Q used.*  CG, HA-HG, MG, SG = Non-Pass.)
    1964  Y  (*I,Q seen)            (DV = Disabled Veteran 1964 only)
    1965     (*DI verified)
    1966     (*DI verified)
    1969     (*EI verified)


    TOTALS OF BOTH 1-LETTER AND 2-LETTER SERIES   (Assuming no unverified I,Q,CG used)

              A        B        C         D         E         F         G       TOTAL
    1964   25,804   50,259    82,336   339,164   263,021    64,680   16,409     841,673
    1965   33,166   57,650   108,402   346,374   275,684    84,009   16,728     922,013*
    1966   37,199   63,370   126,534   321,579   301,431    83,886   13,006     947,005*
    1967   43,608   64,448   146,520   326,669   314,648    96,399   16,899   1,009,191*
    1968   43,475   66,600   141,308   294,667   312,022   103,876   18,804     980,752
    1969   53,425   67,814   184,339   323,809   344,045   118,895   21,597   1,113,924*
    1970   63,834   71,389   191,793   323,147   362,381   135,760   25,071   1,173,375*
    1971   67,119   74,939   178,335   318,899   377,971   152,089   28,143   1,197,495*


    1972-75 FORMATS       AAA 101 - WZZ 250        (CAPACITY 1,690,500)

           ALLOTTED                             OBSERVED
    1972                                        TOW 228   (1,382,978*P)
    1973   UNZ 250   (1,469,700*P)              VEP 178   (1,526,928*P)
    1974                                        WJC 248   (1,632,298*P)
    1975   WRZ 250   (1,662,900*S)              WRC 117   (1,659,767*S)

    Numbers 101 - 250 only used.
    No I,O,Q used in 1st or 3rd positions.  No P used in 1st position.
    2nd position letter not seen:  1974-75  Q
    Non-Pass. Prefixes:  CGA-CGZ, HWA-HWZ, MGA-MGZ, SGA-SGZ.


    1976-80 BICENTENNIAL BASE                     No I,O,P,Q,U,Y used.*
    1976      "76"    Type 1       AAA 101 - WZZ 400      (2,160,000 S)
    1978      "78"    Type 1a      AAA 401 - MJV 410        (457,610 S)
    Feb.79  "FEB 80"  Type 2       MNS 491 -
    Mar.79  "MAR 80"  Type 1b      NCB 438 - RXN 498         (73,161 S)
    Sep.79  "SEP 80"  Type 3       VCB 456 - WZZ 500         (75,845 S)
    Dec.79  "DEC 80"  Type 3a      UAA 101 - UBS 218         (10,318 S)
                                                    (TOTAL 2,890,318 S)

    Description of Types:  Type 1 - Aluminum, unpainted back
                           Type 2 - Aluminum, tan back
                           Type 3 - Steel, unpainted back

    Numbers 101 - 400 only used on Types 1, 3a.
    Numbers 401 - 500 only used on Types 1a, 2, 1b, 3.
    *U used only in 1st position on Type 3a.
    Replaced during 1980.


    1981-85 STATE SEAL MAP BASE                  No I,O,P,Q,U,Y used.*
    Jan.80  "JAN"(81) Type 1: Alum.   AAA 101 - TMM 278   (2,492,578 S)
    Jun.82  "JUN 83"  Type 2: Steel   TNA 184 - WZZ 500     (383,917 S)
    Aug.83  "AUG 84"  Type 2a         UAA 101 - UZZ 500     (160,000 S)
    Apr.84  "APR 85"  Type 2b         YAA 101 - YZZ 500     (160,000 S)
    Sep.84  "SEP 85"  Type 2c         PAA 101 - PZZ 500     (160,000 S)
    Oct.84  "OCT 85"  Type 2d         OAA 101 - OGM 311      (52,611 S)
    Dec.84  "DEC 85"  Type 2e?        OHO 233 - OHO 456         (224 S)
                                                    (TOTAL 3,412,835 S)

    Numbers 101 - 500 only used.
    *O,P,U,Y used only in 1st position on Types 2a-2d.
    Replaced during 1985.


    1986-90 PALMETTO TREE BASE                          No I,Q,U used.*
    1-2-85  "1 86"  Type 1        AAA 501 - OVL 844       (2,920,744 S)
    Jan.86  "1 87"  Type 2        OVV 807 - PGG 817          (96,411 S)
    Mar.86  "3 87"  Type 1a       PNY 533 - WWZ 950       (1,146,168 S)
    Jun.88  "6 89"  Type 2a       WYF 719 -
    Aug.88  "8 89"  Type 3        YAA 501 - YSK 838         (169,988 S)
    Feb.89  "2 90"  Type 4        YXV 868 - YXX 638             (671 S)
    Sep.88  "9 89"  Type 5        UDX 879 - UZZ 999         (219,182 S)
    Jun.89  "6 90"  Type 5a       ZAA 501 - ZZZ 999         (263,971 S)
     (Not issued)   Type 5b       IAA 501 - IDE 852          (36,779 S)
                                                    (TOTAL 5,061,221 S)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - New steel, no image
    Type 2 - Aluminum, no image
    Type 3 - New steel, "87" image
    Type 4 - Old steel, "87" image
    Type 5 - New steel, coded image "BNN4", etc.

    Numbers 501 - 900 only used.
    Numbers 501 - 950 assumed WAA-YZZ. (WBM 938, WWZ 950 seen)
    Numbers 501 - 999 assumed UAA-on.  (UGT 929, UNV 969, UYF 959,
    *I,U used only in 1st position on Types 5, 5b.        ZKX 938 seen)
    Special series:  USC 167 (Type 1), not counted in total.
    Replaced during 1990.


    1991-98 CAROLINA WREN BASE                    No I,O,P,Q,U,Y used.*
    Jan.90  "1 91"  Type 1        AAA 101 - YZZ 500       (3,200,000 S)
    Aug.91  "8 92"  Type 1a       AAA 501 - YZZ 900       (3,453,200 S)
    Aug.97  "8 98"  Type 1b       IAA 501 - IWX 812         (150,312 S)
                                                    (TOTAL 6,803,512 S)

    Numbers 101 - 500 only used on Type 1.
    Numbers 501 - 900 only used on Types 1a-1b.
    *P,Y used only in 1st position.  No X used in 1st position.
    *Y added by ECY, FYA on Type 1a, Jan.93 "1 94".
    *I used only in 1st position on Type 1b.
    Special series:  USA 482, USC 392, not counted in total.
    Replaced during 1998.


    1999-2008 SMILING FACES BASE        Aluminum.  No I,O,Q,U used.*
    1-2-98  "1 99" Type 1: Embossed  101 AAA - 589 XBJ (8,050,089 S)
    10-9-07        Type 2: Flat      568 XBK - 305 XXM   (391,627 S)
                                                 (TOTAL 8,442,494 S)

    Numbers 101 - 900 only used, up to XCP.
    Numbers 101 - 999 assumed from XCR; earliest seen 10/25/2007.
    *U added at NKU, in January 2002.
    Special suffixes available with numbers 101 - 999:
    TAG, TGR, UGA, UNC, USA, USC, counted in total.
    Also seen ahead of issue:  602 OCC (Jan.01), 116 SNP, 201 WJS
    Replaced August 2008 through July 2009.  2002 law orders plates
    to be replaced after 7 years.
     
     
    2009-17 TRAVEL 2 SC BASE                              No O used.
    7-1-08  "7 09"                   AAA 101 - LZC 317 (6,719,346 S)
     
     
    2017-   NEW BASE                                      No O used.
    Feb.16  "FEB 17"                 LZK 665 - MSI 566   (402,654 S)
     
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