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    UTAH
     
    Highest 1909-15 prestate plate known:  #6368
    Highest 1909-15 prestate disc known:  #6440

    1915   1  -  7580        (Registrations:   7,974)
    1916   1  - 13744*       (Registrations:  13,507 agrees)
    1917   1  - 18110        (Registrations:  18,346)                 Truck began 1917.
    1918   1  - 21916        (22,000 Pass. + extra 1917s 19001 - 19151)
     
     
           DEALER        TRUCK           TRAILER          EXEMPT          PASSENGER
    1919   1 - 399     400 -  4999       (none)           (none)        5000  - 34530
    1920   1 - 399     400 -  4999       (none)           (none)        5000  - 42064
    1921   1 - 400     401 -  7000       (none)           (none)        7001  - 47463
    1922   2 - 300     301 -  8-000   8-001 - 8-500       (none)        8-501 - 49-408
    1923   2 - 300     301 -  8-000   8-001 - 8-500       (none)        8-501 - 64-565*
    1924   2 - 300   1-000 -  9-999     300 -   499     500 -    999   10-000 - 78-973*
    1925   2 - 300   1-000 - 12-999     300 -   399     400 -    999   13-000 - 91-063*
    1926   2 - 300     500 - 12-999     300 -   499  13-000 - 13-999   14-000 - 94-980*

    1919-26:  0 issued to Governor. (1931-35 also seen)
    1922-26:  1 issued to Secretary of State.
    1919:     35,000 Pass. + 116 extra 1916s issued.
    1921:     Highest pass. 47587, truck 7000 then 48001 - 48336.
    1934:     #12-121 mystery plate.
    1935:     Dealer          1 -     400
              Motorcycle    301 -     900
              Exempt      1-001 -   2-100
              Bus         3-001 -   3-500
              Trailer     4-001 -   4-600
              Ab Jenkins 10-000 -  10-001
              Truck      10-001 -  49-925  (By weight 1/2 ton - 10 ton)
              Passenger  50-001 - 150-000
    1937:     Trailer        8-101 -  9-100,
              Semi-Trailer   9-101 - 10-000
    1938:     Truck numbers 10-001 - 50-000.
              Ab Jenkins, world-record race car driver, issued #10-000.
    1939:     Starting numbers M/C 1001, TLR 5001, SEMI-TLR 10001,
              TRUCK 20001.  Governor issued #1; Ab Jenkins issued #10-000 - 10-001.
    TRUCK:    Not marked 1919-25.  2nd block expected 1919-21, 1923,
              1926.  1924  9-921* seen.  Began at 501 1928-33.
    DEALER:   Not marked 1919-22.  1922 has letter suffix.
              Began at 2 1927-39.
    EXEMPT:   1924  969 seen.  Not marked 1926?  E/X prefix 1933-39.

    1927   1-500 - 81-934                     1934    30-000 - 132-841*
    1928   1-500 - 91-046*                    1935    50-001 - 154-068*
    1929   1-500 - 96-534*                    1936    50-001 - 167-496*
    1930   1-500 - 93-347                     1937    50-001 - 178-896*
    1931   1-500 - 91-347                     1938    50-001 - 174-054*
    1932   1-500 - 95-500*                    1939   100-001 - 229-264*
    1933   1-500 - 78-235
     

    1940-50 FORMATS                           No A,F,I,O,Q,W used 1940.
    Other letters gradually added, while U dropped, then re-added.
    1940                       B-1000 - Z-9999
    1941-50                     A1000 - Z9999
    1949-50 (added 6/19/49)     A 100 - Z 999
     
    LETTERS NOT SEEN                             EXEMPT
    1940 -    A    F  I     O Q     W              Y
    1941 -    A    F  I     O Q     W              V
    1942 -         F  I     O Q     W              Z
    1944 -         F  I    NOPQ   U W YZ           Z
    1945 -         F  I     O Q   U W Y            Z
    1946 -         F  I     O Q   U W YZ           Z
    1947 -         F  I     O Q   U   Y            G
    1948 -            I     O Q   U W              G
    1949 -            I     O Q   U                G
    1950 -                  O Q                   E/X
    1949 3-d. -  D  G I     O Q  TUVW YZ
    1950 3-d. -    FGH J LM O QRSTU  XYZ
     
    1943:  Windshield stickers 100001 - 135000 for trucks, 200000 - 349999 for passenger. 
    1948:  U reportedly omitted.
    1949:  Sequence reported as A 1000 - Z 9999, A 100 - Z 999, then new letters
           F,I,O,Q,W with 100 - 999, then 1000 - 9999.
           20 letters reportedly used in A 100 series - no G,I,K,O,Q,U used, but K seen.
    1950:  Sequence reported as A 100 - Z 999, then A 1000 - Z 9999. 
     

    1951-55 FORMATS    AA 100 - KK 999,    Alpha 1: A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,K
    THEORY ONLY        LA 100 - ZK 999,    Alpha 2: L,M,N,P,R,S,W,X,Y,Z
                       AL 100 - KZ 999,    Exempt:  XA-XZ
    (Added 1954-55)    LL 100 - ZZ 999     Not used:  I,O,Q,T,U,V

    Letters stacked 1951-54, in suffix position 1952.  No G seen 1955.
    1951 newspaper articles mention AL-CZ (27,000) assigned to Ogden;
    AA-AL Salt Lake City; BH 100 first issued at Capitol office.
    Governor issued #BL 603 instead of #1 1951.
    Totals are cumulative.  Capacity 342,000 (307,800 without G).

    YEAR  ALPHA 1-1   ALPHA 2-1   ALPHA 1-2   ALPHA 2-2     TOTAL
    1951   KH 818      YB 888      KR 816                  256,317*
    1952   266 KK      352 YF      735 KS                  257,136*
    1953   KK 996      ZJ 998      KS 886                  257,287*
    1954   KE 617      ZK 735      KY 795      MN 692      272,393*
    1955   KH 147      ZJ 198      KX 619      ZS 947      304,148*
     

    1956-72 FORMATS    AA 1000 - KK 9999     Alpha 1: A,B,C,D,E,F,H,J,K
    (Added 1970-72)    LL 1000 - WW 9999     Alpha 2: L,M,N,P,R,S,T,V,W
                                             Exempt:  EX
                                             Not used:  G,I,O,Q,U,X,Y,Z

    Letters stacked 1956-58.  FA 3999* highest allotted 1965.
    WW issued 1972 since PS would be first prefix of 1973 Truck series.

         HIGHEST SEEN        TOTAL
    1956   DJ 9527          314,528*      1961   EC 1361      342,362
    1957   DJ 3290          308,291*      1962   EE 4706      363,707
    1958   DH 9054          305,055*      1963   EH 4799      381,800
    1959   DK 4072          318,073*      1964   EJ 6439      392,440
    1960   DK 8399,         332,400*      1965   FA 9076      413,077*
           HK 1000 - 9999,                1966   FB 7887      420,888*
           JK 1000 - 1999                 1967   FD 3228      434,229
     

    1968-72 WHITE/BLACK BASE   Type 1 uses Alpha 1, others use Alpha 2.
    1968 Type 1             AA 1000 - KK 9999             (729,000 P)
    1970 Type 1a            LL 1000 - NW 9999             (243,000 P)
    1972 Type 2             PL 1000 - PP 9982              (35,983 P)
    1972 Type 3             PP 9990 -
    1972 Type 4             PR 3444 - PR 9999               (6,556 P)
    1972 Type 4a            WW 1000 - WW 3554               (2,555 P)
                                                  (TOTAL 1,019,555 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Steel, reflective, dated "68"
    Type 2 - Aluminum, reflective, dated "68"
    Type 3 - Aluminum, non-reflective, dated "68"
    Type 4 - Aluminum, non-reflective, undated


    1973-86 FORMATS    AAA 001 - WWW 999    No G,I,O,Q,U,X,Y,Z used.
    Types 1  - 5  use Alpha 1-1-1           Alpha 1:  A,B,C,D,E,F,H,J,K
    Types 5a - 7  use Alpha 2-1-1           Alpha 2:  L,M,N,P,R,S,T,V,W
    Types 7a - 9  use Alpha 2-2-1           Non-Pass:  MFG, REP, SEN
    Types 9a - 10 use Alpha 2-2-2
    Type 10a     uses Alpha 1-1-2


    1973-86 BLACK/WHITE BASE
    1-2-73   "73"   Type 1          AAA 001 - DKH 267       (320,946 P)
    1973     "73"   Type 2          EAB 698 - FFK 973       (133,143 P)
    1973     "73"   Type 1a         FHF 946 - HDH 444        (53,445 P)
    Jul.73  "7 74"  Type 3          HDJ 416 -
    Jul.73  "7 74"  Type 1b         HEB 776 - HFE 597        (11,810 P)
    Jul.73  "7 74"  Type 3a         HHB 044 - HJA 289         (8,238 P)
    Oct.73 "10 74"  Type 4          HJC 628 - HJJ 660         (5,028 P)
    Oct.73 "10 74"  Type 1c         HKA 613 - JAJ 390        (15,762 P)
    Nov.73 "11 74"  Type 4a         JBA 363 - KEE 659       (112,185 P)
    Jul.74  "7 75"  Type 5          KEF 119 - KKK 999        (39,842 P)
    Nov.74 "11 75"  Type 5a         LAA 001 - NBE 494       (175,319 P)
    Mar.76  "3 77"  Type 6          NEH 273 - SKJ 129       (279,577 P)
    Oct.77 "10 78"  Type 7          TAC 255 - WKK 999       (240,505 P)
    Mar.78  "3 79"  Type 7a         LLA 001 - LWK 690        (80,610 P)
    Nov.78 "11 79"  Type 8          MLD 732 - PVE 666       (225,709 P)
    Nov.79 "11 80"  Type 8/9 mixed  PWA 935 - SLC 605        (91,579 P)
    Mar.80  "3 81"  Type 9          SNB 924 - WWK 999       (303,772 P)
    Nov.81 "11 82"  Type 9a         LLL 001 - MVW 696       (152,544 P)
    Jan.82  "1 83"  Type 10         MWL 763 - WWW 999       (574,662 P)
    Apr.85  "4 86"  Type 10a        AAL 001 - BFP 250       (129,121 P)
                                                    (TOTAL 3,042,205 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Dated "73", steel                               (401,963)
    Type 2 - Dated "73", aluminum, unpainted or black back   (133,143)
    Type 3 - No "73" or sticker box, "UTAH" at left            (8,239)
    Type 4 - No "73" or sticker box, "UTAH" centered,        (117,213)
             off-white
    Type 5 - As Type 4, but with rounded beehive, off-white  (215,161)
    Type 6 - As Type 4, but with pointed beehive, off-white  (279,577)
    Type 7 - As Type 4, but with pointed beehive, snow-white (321,115)
    Type 8 - As Type 4, but snow-white                       (225,709+)
    Type 9 - Small square embossed "UTAH", blank space top   (456,316+)
             (2 sizes of "UTAH" die)
    Type 10 - Large screened "UTAH", no space at top         (703,783)

    Currently revalidated.


    1986-2008 SKIER BASE                      No G,I,O,Q,U,X,Y,Z used.*
    10-1-85  "9 86"  Type 1       001 AAA - 999 DWW       (1,294,704 P)
    May 90   "5 91"  Type 2       001 EAA - 856 GPX       (1,088,767 P)
    Dec.93  "12 94"  Type 3       654 GPZ - 333 MKB       (2,529,148 P)
             "8 04"  Type 4       691 MKY - 567 PMV       (1,099,776 P)
                                                    (TOTAL 6,034,527 P)

    Optional base 10/1/1985 to 12/31/1985; issued to new registrations
    only after 1/1/1986.  Issued also to trucks starting August 1993.

    Types 1-2 use combined Alpha 1 and 2 of 1973-85.
    *Type 2 added G,U,X,Y,Z starting at FPG in October 1992, "10 93".
    *Types 3-4 use all letters except I,O,Q.

    Description of Types:  Type 1 - Wide dies, no "Co. Mo. Yr."
                           Type 2 - Thin dies, no "Co. Mo. Yr."
                           Type 3 - Thin dies, "Co. Mo. Yr." added
                           Type 4 - Thin dies, "Mo. Yr." added

    County sticker codes on County Code page.
    County sticker discontinued 8/2/2002.


    1993-2008 CENTENNIAL BASE                     No G,I,O,Q,U,X used.*
    1-21-92  "1 93"  Type 1       001 ZAA - 999 ZEZ          (99,900 P)
    Jan.96   "1 97"  Type 2       001 ZFA - 411 WTW       (1,857,552 P)
    Jun.03   "6 04"  Type 3       866 WUC - 006 UYJ       (1,153,985 P)
                                                    (TOTAL 3,117,885 P)

    Extra-cost optional issue 1992-1997; became standard-issue option
    7/1/1997.  *G,U,X added on Types 2-3a. (Verify ZFG, ZGG)
    First letter progresses in reverse order, i.e. 999 ZZZ, then 001 YAA.
    --- UYU highest reported.

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Outlined "UTAH", "Co. Mo. Yr."
    Type 2 - Solid "UTAH", "Co. Mo. Yr."
    Type 3 - Solid "UTAH", "Mo. Yr."


    2008-17 NEW SKIER BASE                     Assuming no I,O,Q used.
    11-19-07  "11 08"             A00 1AA - E33 8HA       (2,275,061 P)


    2008-17 NEW ARCH BASE                      Assuming no I,O,Q used.
    11-19-07  "12 08"             Z00 1AA - X08 1YM       (1,550,529 P)
     
    First letter progresses in reverse order, i.e. Z99 9ZZ then Y00 1AA.