REGISTRATION PLATES OF THE

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043 PK D Diplomatic series 1985-2007. United Nations. PK = Norway.
D = Vehicles owned by officials having Diplomatic status.

Z 15952 TEMPORARY LICENSE PLATE - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. Valid until July 18th 1997.

Z 15952 Close-up of the above.

94B03518 U.S. AIR FORCE - OFFICIAL USE ONLY. 94 = Year of issue 1994.
B = Normal civilian type vehicles. For some reason, the legend appears to have been overpainted.

POWER 4 Official vehicle series. Pre-2002 plate style. This was on a mobile power generator.

POWER 4 Front plate of the above.


ALABAMA

63GY271 Passenger series 1997-2001. 1997-2001 base. 63 = Tuscaloosa county.
This base plate is no longer valid.

63R2 189 Motor home series since 1991. 1997-2001 base. 63 = Tuscaloosa county.
R = Motor home. 2 = Maximum gross weight 12 000 pounds. This base plate is no longer valid.

63R2 189 Close-up of the above.


ALASKA

STROM Personalized motorcycle.

STROM Close-up of the above.

DGM 529 Passenger series since 1975. 1981-97 and late 2004 base. No coding.
Slogan "The Last Frontier" hidden by the plate frame.


ARIZONA

GWP 711 Passenger series 1959-96. 1980-96 base. No coding.

265·TNL Passenger series 1996-2008. 1996 base. No coding.


ARKANSAS

TL 489574 Trailer series since 2001. TL = Trailer.
Also features an expired Norwegian provisional plate with the code XT = Namsos.


CALIFORNIA

NOREG California Arts Council optional issue since 1994. Personalized.
NOREG is Norwegian (nynorsk) for Norway.

14Y2692 Current motorcycle series. No coding.

921 VEM Passenger series 1969-80. 1969-86 base. No coding.

921 VEM Close-up of the above.

1KYK590 Passenger series since 1980. 1969-86 base. No coding.

2EKW193 Passenger series since 1980. 1982-87 base. No coding.
Slogan "The Golden State" hidden by the plate frame.

3AOH946 Passenger series since 1980. 1987-93 base. No coding.

2SLF169 Passenger series since 1980. 1987-93 base. No coding.

4BZR497 Passenger series since 1980. 1998-2000 base (Sesquicentennial - 150 Years).
No coding.

6TCR857 Passenger series since 1980. 1993-98 and 2000-11 base. No coding.

6TCR857 Close-up of the above.

3MUA349 Passenger series since 1980. 1993-98 and 2000-11 base. No coding.

5STK864 Passenger series since 1980. 1993-98 and 2000-11 base. No coding.

5STK864 Unofficial sticker front plate of the above.

2S17049 Commercial series 1975-2009. 1969-86 base.

3C45208 Commercial series 1975-2009. 1982-87 base (The Golden State).

8F95353 Commercial series 1975-2009. 1993-98 and 2000-11 base. No coding.

8F95353 Close-up of the above.

XXXBXXX Personalized. 1987-93 base.

MPCE Personalized. 1998-2000 base (Sesquicentennial - 150 Years).

MPCE Close-up of the above.

2C EUROP Personalized. 1993-98 and 2000-11 base. "To see Europe."


COLORADO

847-WTM Normal series since 2000. 2000 base. No coding.

847-WTM Close-up of the above.

295-EBD Normal series since 2000. 2000 base. No coding.

437-JXI Normal series since 2000. 2000 base. No coding.

076-LRD Normal series since 2000. Motorcycle. 2000 base. No coding.

ZR-35 Passenger series 1958-82. 1976-99 base. ZR = Summit county.

PBW9853 Passenger series 1993-99. 1976-99 base. PAA-RZZ = Arapahoe county.

LASSE Personalized former style. Arapahoe county.

02736H1 Optional "Designer" series 1992-2000. Truck. Weld county.

B251K Motorcycle series 1982(?)-92. BK = Denver.


CONNECTICUT

686·XNM Passenger series since 1980. 2000 base. No coding.

686·XNM Close-up of the above.

829·NZW Passenger series since 1980. 2000 base. No coding.

596·SUP Passenger series since 1980. 2000 base. No coding.

HUFF·DA Personalized. Optional PRESERVE THE SOUND base since 1992.
"Huff da" is a Norwegian expression. See also HUFF DA from Florida.

887·NAR Passenger series since 1980. 1987-99 base. No coding.
This base plate was valid until 2002.


DELAWARE

PC 60130 Passenger/ combination series since 1951. 1970 base. Current issues have six digits.
PC (vertically aligned) = Passenger/ combination (station wagon).
Slogan THE FIRST STATE at the top.


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

AK 2235 Passenger series since 1997. 1997-2000 base. No coding.
Slogan "Celebrate & Discover" hidden by the plate frame.

BN 9636 Passenger series since 1997. 2000-03 base. No coding.
Slogan "TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION" hidden by the plate frame.

BN 9636 Close-up of the above.


FLORIDA

8812 KW Motorcycle series. 2003 base.

8812 KW Close-up of the above.

LJA 559 Optional passenger series "Protect the Panther" since 1990. 1993 base.
No coding, but all Panther plates start with L or M.

LJA 559 Close-up of the above.

RGA 763 Optional passenger series "Helping Sea Turtles Survive" since 1998.
No coding, but Sea Turtle plates start with R.

RGA 763 Close-up of the above.

571 ZVM Passenger series 1984-86. 1978-86 base. No coding. BROWARD county.
Although this base plate was phased out in 1992 someone still used it in Norway in 2000.

768 JGU Passenger series 1984-86. 1978-86 base. No coding. MONROE county.
This is a passenger plate on a caravan that has probably never been to Florida.
Most likely the plate (expired in 1989) has just been put on the caravan for fun.

JCS 55R Passenger series 1986-98. 1986-90 base. No coding. PALM BEACH county.
This base plate was valid until the end of 1996, but apparently it is no problem to drive a few years extra with it in Europe.

TUW 36Y Passenger series 1986-98. 1991-97 base. No coding. BREVARD county.

TIP 91M This picture, completely destroyed by flash, is included just to show how bad it can get. Passenger series 1986-98. 1991-97 base.

TIP 91M Close-up of the above. After trying to get the most out of my photo software,
it is just possible to make out the registration (at least when you know what it is).

WLT 79J Passenger series 1986-98. No coding. COLLIER county.
Unofficial replacement plate (both front and rear).

WLT 79J Rear view of the above photographed 13 years later.

WLT 79J Close-up of the above.

WUP 64W Passenger series 1986-98. 1991-97 base. No coding. Slogan SUNSHINE STATE
used in Miami-Dade county since 1995/96.

XIW 06L Passenger series 1986-98. 1997-2003 base. No coding. BROWARD county.

DV1 66L Passenger series 1998-2000. 1997-2003 base. No coding. LEE county.

IF2 20W Passenger series 1998-2000. 1997-2003 base (Sunshine State). No coding.

A71 RAU Passenger series 2000-04. 1997-2003 base (Sunshine State). No coding.

A32 LCP Passenger series 2000-04. 1997-2003 base (Sunshine State). No coding.

T20 LMG Passenger series 2000-04. 1997-2003 base (Sunshine State). No coding.

T20 LMG Passenger series 2000-04. 1997-2003 base (Sunshine State). No coding.
This is the same as the above, seen 11 years later and still with the same revalidation stickers.

T20 LMG Close-up of the above.

D12 9SV Passenger series 2004-07. 2003 base. No coding. MANATEE county.

D12 9SV Close-up of the above.

A06 1VZ Passenger series 2004-07. 2003 base. No coding. LEE county.

HEGE 1 Personalized. 1997-2003 base (Sunshine State).

HUFF DA Personalized. 1997-2003 base. No slogan. US flag added by owner.
"Huff da" is a Norwegian expression. See also HUFF DA from Connecticut.

HTF 388 Optional passenger series "Save the Manatee" since 1990. 1990-c.2008 base.
No coding, but Manatee plates start with H or I.

HTF 388 Close-up of the above.

A78 96T Apportioned series since 1985(?). 1999-2000 base.
The block with 'A' at the beginning and a letter at the end was for apportioned trucks.

M-207109 Temporary license plate. Former style. No coding.


GEORGIA

237 XRW Passenger series 1997-2001. 1997-2003 base. No coding. Gwinnett county.

7733 MC Former motorcycle series. 1997-2003 base. MA-MZ = Motorcycle.


ILLINOIS

B28 7927 Passenger series 1996/97-2001 and since 2006.
This is a 1996/97-2001 registration remade on the 2001 base. No coding.

K44 5549 Passenger series 1996/97-2001 and since 2006. 2001 base. No coding.

K44 5549 Close-up of the above.

TORIL 2 Personalized. 2001 base.

KT 1128 Passenger series 1979-83 remade on the 1983-2001 base. No coding.
This base plate is no longer valid.

KT 1128 Close-up of the above.

RRW 171 Passenger series 1983-95. 1983-2001 base. No coding.
This base plate is no longer valid.

D 627 362 Passenger series 1996/97-2001 and since 2006. 1983-2001 base. No coding.
This base plate is no longer valid.

I WNSRF 2 Personalized. 1983-2001 base. This base plate is no longer valid.

NEVEDAL Personalized. 1983-2001 base. This base plate is no longer valid.


IOWA

472 MOX Passenger series 1996-2012. 1996-2011 base. Flat plates first issued in 1999.
Jefferson county.

JETHOG Personalized motorcycle. 1996-2011 base. Jefferson county.

JETHOG Close-up of the above showing the barely visible background motif.


LOUISIANA

NVT 228 Passenger series since 1993. 2005-11 base. No coding.


MAINE

6398 JS Passenger series since 1990. 1999 base. No coding.


MARYLAND

ZZB 551 Passenger series 1986-2004. 1986-2004 base. No coding.


MASSACHUSETTS

EXPAT Personalized motorcycle. 1987 base.

815-WDT Passenger series 1977-95. 1987 base. Last numeral 5 = expires in May.

827-YBW Passenger series 1977-95. 1987 base. Last numeral 7 = expires in July.

5602 EK Passenger series 1995-2001. 1987 base. Last numeral 2 = expires in February.

EX 6618 Former motorcycle series. 1987 base.


MICHIGAN

R761W Motorcycle series since around 2005. 2007 base.

QPP 570 Passenger series 1990-2004. 1982-2006 base.

JCH 407 Passenger series 1990-2004. 1982-2006 base. The driver of this car was obviously worried that his plate would be stolen and placed it inside the rear window.

JCH 407 Close-up of the above.

1CK V62 Optional passenger series since 1997. 1997-2006 base (Great Lakes Splendor).


MINNESOTA

786 PMB Passenger series 1987-97. 1993-2008 base.

CEY 143 Passenger series 1997-2008. 1993-2008 base.

LUCKEE Personalized. 1978-87 base. This base plate is no longer valid.

E04-936 Small trailer series since 1981. A = Trailer under 1500 pounds.
UTIL TR = Utility trailer. This is a motorcycle trailer.


MISSOURI

0P3 43A Passenger series 1995-97. 1979-97 base. P = Expires in August.

880 BEE Passenger series 1997-2006. 1997-2008 base. No coding.


MONTANA

4C 7234B Passenger series. 2006-09 base, still available as an option. County coded since 1933. 4 = Missoula county.

4C 7234B Close-up of the above.


NEBRASKA

1-PL428 Passenger series. 1976-84 base. County coded since 1922. 1 = Douglas county.
This base plate is no longer valid.

1-PL428 Close-up of the above.

9-C3507 Passenger series. 1990-93 base. County coded since 1922. Serial letter since 1966.
Serial letter and 4 numerals since 1972 base. 9 = Buffalo county.
This base plate is no longer valid.

2-L3164 Passenger series. 1999-2001 base. County coded since 1922. Serial letter since 1966.
Serial letter and 4 numerals since 1972 base. 2 = Lancaster county.
This base plate is no longer valid.

AAGAARD Personalized. 1999-2001 base. This base plate is no longer valid.


NEVADA

791-JTZ Passenger series since 1982/83. 1985-2000 base. No coding.
This base plate was valid until 2002.

343-GGD Passenger series since 1982/83. 1985-2000 base. No coding.
This base plate was valid until 2002.

14H00 Former motorcycle series. Former base plate.


NEW HAMPSHIRE

564 849 Passenger series 1999-2000. 1999 base. No coding.

8452G Former motorcycle series. Base from around 1990. No coding.

8386G Former motorcycle series. Base from around 1990. No coding.


NEW JERSEY

BP 560X Passenger series 1993-98. 1993 base. No coding.

LBT 68A Passenger series 1985-93 and 1998-2010. 1993 base. No coding.

T46 J1U Trailer series 1998-mid 2000s. 1993 base. T = Trailer.

CC70 4132 Unknown series in 1979-93 plate style. American visitors have told me this is a fake (or "booster") plate. The front plate was identical. The driver had no objections to me taking the picture, which is strange if the plates were not valid.


NEW MEXICO

P20646 Current motorcycle series. Five numerals since the late 1960s. 1982 base.
The rider told me this was a copy of the original plate, since he was afraid it would be stolen.


NEW YORK

ACV 1748 Passenger series since 2001. No coding. This is a privately made replacement plate.

H74 3ZD Passenger series 1993-99. 1986-2000 base. No coding.
This base plate was valid until 2003.


NORTH CAROLINA

KNW-4655 Passenger series since 1985. 1982-2007 and 2009 onwards base. No coding.

1913 WC Special series "Wildlife Conservation" since 1994. 1994-2007 and 2009 onwards base.
WC = Wildlife Conservation.

1913 WC Close-up of the above.


OHIO

ALD 7695 Passenger series 1996-2001 and 2004 onwards. 1996-97 base. LORAIN county.
No coding.

ALD 7695 Close-up of the above.

CVV 2136 Passenger series 1996-2001 and 2004 onwards. 1997-2001 base. CUYAHOGA county.
No coding.

CVV 2136 Close-up of the above.

T815HR Trailer series 1993-96. 1991-96 base. T = Trailer.
This base plate was valid until the end of 2002.

TLC 2932 Commercial trailer series since 1996. 1996-97 base.

TMK 6995 Commercial trailer series since 1996. 2001-04 base.

TIR 2047 Apportioned series since 1996. 1996-97 base.
80 (sticker lower left) = Weight class sticker.

53 AOQ Motorcycle series 1996-2001 and 2004 onwards. 1996-97 base.
No coding in the registration, but the sticker 47 = Lorain county.


OREGON

258 EDD Passenger series since 2004. 1990 base. No coding.

258 EDD Close-up of the above.

SJQ 857 Passenger series 1964-2004. 1990 base. No coding since 1988.

UXC 765 Passenger series 1964-2004. 1990 base. No coding since 1988.


PENNSYLVANIA

GRZ-9724 Passenger series since 1991. No coding. This is a privately made replacement plate on what appears to be the same car that was New York ACV 1748 ten years earlier.

GRZ-9724 Close-up of the above.

BFX-2104 Passenger series since 1991. 1987-2000 base. No coding. "T" sticker = Temporary. This base plate was valid until the end of 2002.

AMS-7336 Passenger series since 1991. 1987-2000 base. No coding. Colours are yellow on blue. This base plate was valid until the end of 2002.


SOUTH CAROLINA

123 8CV Optional passenger series since 2003. 2003 base. No coding.

546 RUW Passenger series 1998-2008. 1998-2008 base. No coding.
This base plate was valid until 2009.

546 RUW Close-up of the above.

608 BHS Passenger series 1998-2008. 1998-2008 base. No coding.
This base plate was valid until 2009.


SOUTH DAKOTA

1WG 011 Passenger series since 2000. 2006 base. The first 1 = Minnehaha county.

1WG 011 Close-up of the above.

2A63562 Passenger series 1995-2000. 1995-2000 base. The first 2 = Pennington county.
This base plate was valid until 2000.

FOSSE Personalized. 1995-2000 base. This base plate was valid until 2000.
Note: This plate was on the same car as the above.


TENNESSEE

991 NGK Passenger series 2006-11(?). 2006-11(?) base. No coding. Cannon county.

991 NGK Close-up of the above.


TEXAS

008 UZH Passenger series 1982-88. 1986-88 base. No coding. This base plate is no longer valid.

GHN 38R Passenger series 1988-97/98. 1989-92 base (no slogan). No coding.

KFJ 32X Passenger series 1988-97/98. 1992-95 and 1996-97 base (The Lone Star State).
No coding.

JRH 46T Passenger series 1988-97/98. 1992-95 and 1996-97 base (The Lone Star State).
No coding.

WHM 81F Passenger series 1988-97/98. 1995-96 base (150 Years of Statehood). No coding.

WHM 81F Close-up of the above.

C25 FTJ Passenger series 1997/98-2004. 1998-99 base (The Lone Star State). No coding.

C87 HVF Passenger series 1997/98-2004. 1998-99 base (The Lone Star State). No coding.

C87 HVF Passenger series 1997/98-2004. 1998-99 base (The Lone Star State). No coding.
The same plate as the above ten years later on a new car.

C87 HVF Close-up of the above.

462 CSS Passenger series 2004-07. 1999-2005 base. No coding.

462 CSS Close-up of the above.

JD8WT Optional passenger issue STATE OF THE ARTS since 1995. Former style and format.
No coding.

CN1 113 Truck series 1992-97. 1986-99 base. No coding.

329 L4B Motorcycle series 1990-2005(?). 1991 base. No coding.

329 L4B Close-up of the above. The sticker shows it was issued in Harris county.

170 A3R Motorcycle series 1990-2005(?). 1991 base. No coding.

688 U3T Motorcycle series 1990-2005(?). 1991 base. No coding.

35T TSV Trailer series 1991-2004(?). 1991-2004(?) base. No coding.

U54 092 Private bus series since 1973. 1991 base. Starts with the letter U.


UTAH

690 CTB Passenger series 1985-2007. 1985-2007 base.
No coding in the registration, but the sticker SL = Salt Lake county.

067 ZRH Optional CENTENNIAL passenger series 1992-2007.
No coding in the registration, but the sticker GR = Grand county.

111H4 Optional OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES 2002 passenger series 1998-2002.
No coding in the registration, but the sticker SL = Salt Lake county.

111H4 Close-up of the above.


VERMONT

BFE 455 Passenger series since 1990. 1985 base.


VIRGINIA

XJJ-5753 Passenger series since 1993. 1993-2002 and 2008 onwards base.

XJJ-5753 Close-up of the above.

YMV-2073 Passenger series since 1993. 1993-2002 and 2008 onwards base.

YML-1031 Passenger series since 1993. 1993-2002 and 2008 onwards base.

ACT-7156 Optional passenger series Blue Ridge Mountains since 1992.

4 MNM 2 Personalized registration on 1993(?) red cardinal optional base.

4 MNM 2 Close-up of the above.

CT 382-129 Trailer series. 1994 base. CT = Trailer for hire.

BSD-557 Passenger series 1972-93. 1979-93 base.

RUPOOR 2 Personalized. 2006-08 base.


WASHINGTON

WTDRGN Personalized motorcycle. 1998 base.

WTDRGN Personalized motorcycle trailer. 1998 base.
The trailer to the above showing that WTDRGN means White Dragon.

548-EJI Passenger series 1987-2010. 1991-98 base. No coding.
This base plate is no longer valid.

200-HTI Passenger series 1987-2010. 1991-98 base. No coding. This base plate is no longer valid.

548-KGZ Passenger series 1987-2010. 1998 base (Evergreen State). No coding.

776-JVU Passenger series 1987-2010. 1998 base (Evergreen State). No coding.

537543 Motorcycle series 1977-2010(?). 1988-98 base. No coding.
This base plate is no longer valid.

465832 Motorcycle series 1977-2010(?). 1988-98 base. No coding.
This base plate is no longer valid.


WISCONSIN

SLC-918 Passenger series 1986-2000. 1987-2000 base. 1995 onwards dies. No coding.

STA-968 Passenger series 1986-2000. 1987-2000 base. 1995 onwards dies. No coding.
The plate frame hides both state name and slogan.


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