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    TENNESSEE

    Highest 1905-15 pre-state plate known:  #22713
     
    1915 plates issued only to new registrations.
    Issuance by county began 1918.  Truck began by 1920.

    1915   23551  -  27095  (3,545 P)         1926   100-262 - 348-371
    1916    6020  -  36828*                   1927    51-194 - 325-769*
    1917    6001  -  53628                    1928    56-811 - 347-203
    1918    6343  -  68734                    1929        51 - 322-438
    1919    6140  -  86449                    1930    50-001 - 411-800*
    1920    6296  -  94713                    1931    15-566 - 366-542*
    1921       1  -  93267  (6-digit expected)1932    10-440 - 353-900*
    1922   25001  - 148069*                   1933    10-001 - 358-999*
    1923   25859  - 179033                    1934    12-465 - 308-392
    1924   26-034 - 204-660                   1935    11-767 - 331-642*
    1925   25-334 - 239-353                   1936    10-001 - 342-700*

    1928:  #1 issued to Governor; passenger reportedly began #50-000.
    1930:  #1 known with number at left.
    1933:  365,000 P ordered.
    1933-36:  #1 - 99 are Governor's Staff.

    YEAR          TAXI               TRUCK          OTHER
    1925   300-453 -            23-813 -
    1926   403-003 - 403-140    25-135 -  32-070    Dealer 2-304
    1927     4-853 -   4-858    21-313 -  36-381    Free 7-407 - 11-077
    1928     3-977 -   4-724    19-587 -  28-265    County Owned 45544,
                                                    City Owned 45917
    1929   401-612 - 401-828    X5-924 - X28-416    Official 405-099 -
                                                             409-287
    1930     5-186 -            43-929 -  51-901    Official C9-714
    1931                       C13-183 - C18-286
    1932    T4-828 -  T6-643    C2-104 - C38-929

              1 - 3,500 LBS.           3,501+ LBS.
    1937   C 30-464 - C370-218*     D 4-000 - D 11-225
    1938    100 001 -  448 000*     D85 001 - D99 500


    1939-56 FORMATS        1 - 3,500 LBS.         3,501+ LBS.
                            1-1 - 9-99999       1D-301 - 9D-9999
                           10-1 - 95-9999      10D-301 - 95D-999
     
    1939:  Sullivan assigned 5-1 - 5-10000, 5D-301 - 5D-625.
    1949:  1D-1 - 9D-300, 10D-1 - 95D-300 added in all counties.
    County codes 1939-65 on County Code page.  96 = State vehicle.
    Weight codes shifted to 3,600 lbs. 1955-56.

    1943 TAB (Undated)  C 17296 - C 361349   D 12226 -
     
    OVERFLOW FORMATS                Letters seen:  A,B,E,F,G,I,J,V,X,Z.
    1946-50   29D-A1 - 29D-Z99

    1949-50    29-A1 - 29-Z999
    1950       2D-A1 - 2D-Z999
    1951-56   2D-10000 - 2D-99999, 29D-1000 - 29D-9999
     
    (FOR OVERFLOW SERIES BY COUNTY AND WEIGHT CLASS, SEE MISC. #2)


    1957-62 FORMATS                 No D used in 1-3,600 lb. class.
                                    Expected letters underlined.

                1 - 3,600 LBS.             3,601+ LBS.

    1957                               Letters not seen:  I,O,P,Q,S,U-Z
             1/A 0001 -  9/T 9999    1/D 0001 -   9/D 9999
                                     1/DA 0001 -  9/DF 9999
            10/  0001 - 95/  9999    10/D 0001 -  95/D 9999
            10/A 0001 - 95/B 9999
     
    Counties 1 - 14, 19, 21 and 27 appear to have begun at A;
    1956 #11-1492 and #19-818 became 1957 #11/A 1492 and #19/A 0818.
     
    Verify prefixes:  15,18,21,29,31,35,36,40,42,47,49,52,54,58,
                      61,62,65,66,71-73,76,79-85,87,89-92,94,95.

    1958                                   Letters not seen:  I,O,Q,R,W
             1A-00-01 - 9P-99-99      1A-D0-01 - 9Z-D9-99
                                      1A-DA-01 - 2H-DS-91
             10-A0-01 - 95-U9-99      10-D0-01 - 95-D9-99
                                      10-DA-01 - 95-DZ-99
                                      10-D0-A1 - 29-D9-Z9
                                      29-D0-1A - 29-D9-9Z

    1959-61                                      No B,D,I,O,Q,S,V used.
              1A-0001 - 9N-9999        1T-0001 - 9Z-9999
                                       2T-A001 - 2Z-Z999
              10-0001 - 95-9999        10-T001 - 95-Z999
              10-A001 - 95-H999        10-TA01 - 29-ZZ99

    1962                                         No B,D,I,O,Q,S,V used.
                  1-1 -  9-9999           1T-1 - 9Z-9999
                 1A-1 - 9R-9999          2TA-1 - 2ZZ-999
                2AA-1 - 2EZ-999
                 10-1 - 95-9999          10-T1 - 95-Z999
                10-A1 - 95-P999         10-TA1 - 29-ZZ99
       
    TWO-LETTER SERIES SEEN
    1959   2T-E754
    1960   2T-A622, 2TJ-617, 2U-L220, 10-TC48, 29-UJ90
    1961   10-UE87
    1962   2AC-561, 2AU-458, 2AW-856, 2AY-335, 2CA-830, 2CL-286,
           2EA-878, 2EC-663, 2EH-270, 2TM-985, 2TP-294, 2TZ-845,
           2UJ-464, 2UK-808, 10-TZ20, 11-TU6, 19-TA78, 29-XE96

    1962-65 BASE
    Type 1 - Dated "62", aluminum (above formats)
    Type 2 - Dated "62", steel    (above formats)
    Type 3 - Dated "63", steel    (unknown metal A-37205, D-7406,
                                                 R-129 - R-5923)
    Type 4 - Dated "63", aluminum    A-32 - A-32566
    Type 5 - Dated "64", steel    A-58723 - A-99448
    Type 5a                       AA-1060 - BS-9631   (BJ-218, BO-0109)

    R = Replacement.  CD,EM = Non-Pass.
    1964 prefixes not seen:  AQ,AV,AW,AX,BD,BI,BL,BP,BQ


    1966-70 BASE       No Q used.  No F,G,H,M,P,S used in 1st position.
    1966 Type 1:  Alum., dated "66"   AA-0001 - LG-3000   (1,962,804 P)
    1968 Type 2:  Steel, undated      LG-3001 - TT-2693     (989,594 P)
    1970 Type 3:  As 2, full border   TT-5423 - TZ-9999      (44,573 P)
    1970 Type 4:  As 3, no county box TL-7351
                                                    (TOTAL 2,999,700 P)

    Non-Pass. and omitted prefixes:  BA-BD,BM,BO,BS,CA,CD,DT,OO,TE-TG,
                                     TM-TN
    Prefixes not seen:  OD,OE,RS,RT,RX,TO,TP,TV,TW


    1971-76 BASE                                         No I,O,Q used.
    1-A0001 - 9-Z9999, 1-AA001 - 9-ZZ999  (758,448 CAPACITY PER COUNTY)
    10-A001 - 95-Z999, 10-AA01 - 95-ZZ99   (75,348 CAPACITY PER COUNTY)
    Supplemental       AAA-001 - BPA-999
     
    1970 Chapter 499, effective 2/15/1971:  "The legend making up the
    registration number on any plate to be issued for a private passenger
    vehicle shall illustrate the county of issue by numbering the prefix
    on the plate according to the population ranking of the county,
    except the Commissioner may stockpile plates of suitable design for
    emergency shipments without regard to such requirement."

    Description of Types:
    1971 Type 1 - Aluminum, dated "71", large "TENN", white back
    1971 Type 2 - Aluminum, dated "71", small "TENN", white back
    1972 Type 3 - Aluminum, undated, large "TENN", white back
    1974 Type 4 - Aluminum, undated, small "TENN", white back
    1974 Type 5 - As Type 4, but steel (small or large sticker boxes)
    1975 Type 6 - As Type 4, but blue back
    1976 Type 7 - As Type 3, but blue back

    Replaced 1977.


    1977-83 STATE SEAL BASE
    Formats, capacities and letters used same as 1971-76.

    Description of Types:
    Feb.77  "SEP 77"  Type 1 - Arkansas dies
    Feb.79  "FEB 80"  Type 2 - Texas dies
    Dec.80  "DEC 81"  Type 3 - Tennessee dies

    Joint Class 1 (pickup trucks) may have been discontinued as early
    as 1979; issued passenger plates instead for new registrations.

    Replaced during 1983.


    1984-88 VOLUNTEER MAP BASE                           No I,O,Q used.
    Jan.83  "JAN 84"  1-A0A00 - 9-Z9Z99   (529,000 CAPACITY PER COUNTY)
                      10-0A00 - 95-9Z99,
                      10-00A0 - 95-99Z9,
                      10-000A - 95-999Z,
                      10-00AA - 95-99ZZ   (121,900 CAPACITY PER COUNTY)
                      BRK-001 - CZZ-999   (Supplemental)
    Sep.85  "SEP 86"  1-AAA00 - 1-EWS30
    Oct.86  "OCT 87"  2-AAA00 - 2-APS28  (TOTAL 1-AAA00 288,260 S)

    Supplemental continued same system as 1971-83.
    Joint Class 1 (pickup trucks) discontinued 1983, issued passenger
    plates upon renewal during 1983.

    Replaced during 1988.

    SUPPLEMENTAL SERIES
    1971-76          AAA-001 - ANA-100              (TOTAL 275,824)
    1977-83 Type 1   AAA-001 - AFF-556   (120,436)
            Type 2   AGC-358 - ASN-515   (216,941)
            Type 3   ASZ-278 - BPA-394   (460,656)  (TOTAL 827,566)
    1984-88          BRK-071 - CZS-181              (TOTAL 718,392)

    COUNTIES WITH POTENTIAL TO HAVE EXHAUSTED SERIES:

    COUNTY      1971-76            1977-83            1984-88
    Shelby      1-TR645    "75"    1-TB276 "DEC 83"   1-EWS30 "DEC 88"
    Davidson    2-KW885    "76"    2-MG816 "JUN 83"   2-APS28 "DEC 87"
    Knox        3-CB725    "76"    3-RB895 "NOV 83"   3-S8V04 "DEC 87"
    Madison     7-G2592    "76"    7-H1919 "MAY 83"   11-46FT "SEP 88"
    Anderson    8-J2315#   "76"    10-YN76 "OCT 80"   13-00ZZ "NOV 87"
    Blount      9-J3642    "76"    8-K1296 "SEP 83"   10-27ZY "FEB 88"
    Montgomery  10-YR69    "76"    9-M9767 "SEP 83"   9-E7Y50 "OCT 87"
    Rutherford  11-RP92    "76"    11-ZY73 "MAR 83"   8-E5W73 "MAR 88"
    Bradley     17-ZG99    "76"    13-WX74            12-03NW "SEP 87"
    Sumner      18-TC20    "75"    12-YZ59 "MAR 82"   7-E2S22 "JAN 88"
                                          (11,12 Tex.)
    # 8-J4000 reported

    TOTALS
    Shelby      611,595            598,884            785,831
    Davidson    456,636            489,534            560,429
    Knox        277,655            553,549*           363,805
    Madison      62,586             71,912             82,147
    Anderson     82,307 (83,992)    72,058            121,801
    Blount       83,634             91,287            121,728
    Montgomery   72,249            119,756            113,751
    Rutherford   56,234             75,223            111,574
    Bradley      73,764             68,294             98,504
    Sumner       59,627             73,031            107,223

    *Knox may have skipped earlier letters in the AA-LZ range.

    1977-83  (Type 2:  2-letter 2 uses leading 0, 3 uses no leading 0)
    Type 1:  1-KK638,           2-DT814,           3-V7558
    Type 2:  1-LG719 - 1-NU641, 2-ER527 - 2-HM092,  3-X088 - 3-MU382
    Type 3:  1-PG393 - 1-TB276, 2-KC210 - 2-MG816, 3-MX992 - 3-RB895


    1989-94 THREE STAR BASE                       No A,E,I,O,U,Y used.*
    1-2-88  "JAN 89"  Type 1:  Alum.   DBB 001 - RVJ 263  (4,320,938 S)
    Oct.89  "OCT 90"  Type 2:  Steel   RWW 692 - ZZZ 999  (2,040,266 S)
    Apr.92  "APR 93"  Type 2a          BBB 001 - CZZ 999    (799,200 S)
    Mar.93  "MAR 94"  Type 2b          YBB 001 - YZZ 999    (399,600 S)
    Aug.93  "AUG 94"  Type 2c          ABB 001 - APP 176    (230,945 S)
                                                    (TOTAL 7,822,346 S)
     
    PBB-PZZ, SBB-SZZ omitted.  TTY = Hearing Impaired.
    *A,Y used only in 1st position on Types 2b-2c.
    Replaced during 1994.


    1995-2000 BICEN"TENN"IAL BASE                 No A,E,I,O,U,Y used.*
    Jan.94  "JAN 95"  Type 1        001 BBB - 999 ZZZ     (7,191,801 S)
    Nov.97  "NOV 98"  Type 1a       001 YBB - 999 YZZ       (399,600 S)
    Mar.98  "MAR 99"  Type 1b       001 ABB - 999 AZZ       (399,600 S)
    Sep.98  "SEP 99"  Type 1c       001 EBB - 999 EZZ       (399,600 S)
    Feb.99  "FEB 00"  Type 1d       001 PBB - 999 PZZ       (399,600 S)
    Apr.99  "APR 00"  Type 1e       001 SBB - 999 SZZ       (399,600 S)
    Oct.99  "OCT 00"  Type 1f       001 UBB - 930 UKX       (158,772 S)
                                                    (TOTAL 9,348,573 S)

    Type 1:  PBB-PZZ, SBB-SZZ omitted.  TTY = Hearing Impaired.
    *A,E,U,Y used only in 1st position on Types 1a-1f.
    Replaced during 2000.


    2001-06 SOUNDS GOOD TO ME BASE                         No I,O used.
    1-3-2000 "JAN 01" Type 1        AAA 001 - GVG 323     (3,831,488 S)
             "NOV 01" Type 2        GWD 534 - JEX 148       (784,829 S)
             "JUN 03" Type 3        LTV 306 - MZL 099       (710,083 S)
             "DEC 03" Type 2a       NAC 409 -
             "APR 05" Type 3a       QLE 505 - TPS 990     (1,810,673 S)
                                                   (TOTAL 10,027,953 S)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Dark green map, medium blue state name, no legends in
             sticker boxes, steel
    Type 2 - Light green map, dark blue state name, legends added in
             LL sticker box, 2000 hologram, steel
    Type 3 - As Type 2, but aluminum

    Special prefixes issued ahead of sequence in 2001:  MMC, MPD, NFD.
    Hearing Impaired:  TTY 149.  Wheelchair:  UHM 883.


    2007-17 ROLLING HILLS BASE
    1-3-06  "JAN 07"  Type 1        001 BBB - 236 WHC     (7,595,633 S)

    2009    "JUL 10"  Type 2        511 WPF - 999 ZZZ     (1,527,960 S)
    4-5-11  "FEB 12"  Type 3        A00 01A - Z99 99Z     (5,289,471 S)
    4-8-16  "MAY 17"  Type 3a       0A0 0A1 - 5C5 7Y1       (675,504 S)
                                                   (TOTAL 15,216,714 S)
     
    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - No website address bottom, bar code center (WLR reported)
    Type 2 - As Type 1, but bar code in LR corner (WLV reported)
    Type 3 - www.tnvacation.com bottom
     
    No A,E,I,O,U used on Types 1-2, no I,O,Q used on Types 3-3a.