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    ARIZONA

    Highest 1912-13 pre-state plate known:  #3429
    #3583 last number issued in 1913.

    Disc issued with plates 1914-16.
    Highest registration 1914-21 (*or observed number if higher):

    1914   1 -  4996  (5050 mailed out of state as a souvenir)
    1915   1 -  7325  (8,000 ordered)
    1916   1 - 12124
    1917   1 - 19761  (19999 also issued)
    1918   1 - 23905  (24300 also seen; 25,000 ordered)
    1919   1 - 28979
    1920   1 - 34619
    1921   1 - 35117* 

    DEALER NUMBER BLOCKS
    1915-16   151 - 200, 1201 - 1300
    1917      101 - 200, 1201 - 1300, 18001 - 18050
    1918-19   101 - 200, 1201 - 1300, 25001 - 25031
    1920-21   101 - 200, 1201 - 1300, 25001 - 25031, 30001 - 30026

    1922-28 FORMATS       1-100 - 9-99999
                         10-100 - 15-9999

    County codes assigned according to amount of registrations issued.
    Greenlee switched from 13 to 15 after complaints from motorists.

    (Highest number seen by county 1922-58 - see Misc. 1)

    1929-31 FORMATS
    1929:     1-000 - 199-999
    1930-31:  10-00 - 19-99-99  (118,150 P ordered 1930)

    County codes A - P in same order as 1922-28 (no I,O used).
    1929 has no letter but number blocks same as 1930-31.

    1932-36 FORMATS                        No I,M,O,Q,W or zero used.
    Maricopa & Cochise:  1AA1 - 9ZZ9, 1A1A - 9Z9Z
    Mohave 1932-33:      U11A - U99Z
    All other counties:  AA11 - ZZ99, A1A1 - Z9Z9

    Counties assigned in same order as 1922-31.  Format progresses from
    right to left, regardless of whether letter or number is next.

    1937-38 FORMATS       A1 - Z9-999      No H,I,L,O,P,Q used.
                                           Hyphen on 1937 4-digit only.

    Counties assigned in same order as 1922-36.

    1939-42 FORMATS                        No I,M,O,Q,S,U-Z used.
    1939:     A 1 - A 999,  A1000 -  A99999
    1940-41:  A 1 - A 999, A1 000 - A99 999
    1942:     A 1 - A 999, 1A 000 - 99A 999

    Counties assigned in new order.
    "T" series added 1942, issued statewide in 1943-44 to all new
    registrants who moved to Arizona from out of state.

    1945 FORMATS         A 1 - Z9999       No I,M,O,Q,S,U-Z used.

    County system unknown; may be quantity-based allocation like Utah.

    1947-48 FORMATS    A/A 1 - Z/Z 9999    No B,D,F,G,I,M,
                                              O,Q,R,V,W,Y used.

    Counties assigned in new order.

    1949-58 FORMATS      A-1 - Z-99999     No B,D,F,G,I,O,Q,W used.

    Counties assigned in same order as 1947-48.  Maricopa exhausted
    A-99999 in 1951, and borrowed Santa Cruz high numbers X-3501+.
    Maricopa overflow changed to V-3501+ in 1952.  Maricopa added Y in
    1957 and M in 1958, while Pima added R in 1958; all began at 1.

    TABS
    1951   001015 - 190503         (Non-Pass. 367234)
    1953   004998 - 286414*t
    1955   008120 - 313698, 536540

    1959-60 BASE                                         No I,O,Q used.
    1959                       AAA-001 - BDY-077            (616,460 P)

    1961-63 BASE                                         No I,O,Q used.
    1961 Type 1:  Steel        CAA-001 - DJA-571            (712,858 P)
    1963 Type 2:  Aluminum     DJC-877 - DMC-134             (68,189 P)
                                                      (TOTAL 783,350 P)

    1964-65 BASE                                         No I,O,Q used.
    1964                       EAA-001 - FMJ-123            (750,732 P)

    1966-68 BASE                                     No I,O,Q,U,V used.
    1966 Type 1                HAA-001 - JZZ-999            (850,149 S)
    1968 Type 1a               NAA-001 - NEF-151             (89,062 S)
                                                      (TOTAL 939,211 S)

    1969-72 BASE                                     No I,O,Q,U,V used.
    1- 2-69 Type 1             KAA-001 - MDY-666            (921,744 P)
    3-20-70 Type 2             MED-966 - MZL-258            (333,958 P)
    7-11-72 Type 1a            MZR-826 - MZZ-999              (6,168 P)
    7-11-72 Type 1b            YAA-001 - YDF-342             (65,277 P)
                                                    (TOTAL 1,336,005 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Thin legends (3 3/4" long "ARIZONA", 8" long slogan)
    Type 2 - Wide legends (4 1/4" long "ARIZONA", 8 1/2" long slogan)

    1973-80 BASE                                    No I,O,Q,U,V used*.
    1-2-73 Type 1              PAA-001 - WMZ-989                (mixed)
    1-2-73 Type 2              REP-145 - WNH-711                (mixed)
                                                    (TOTAL 2,494,215 P)

    Types are reverse of 1969-72 above. WNJ-999 reportedly last number.
    *V added May 1976, "APR 77".  Earliest V seen:  TVA  (TTV reported)
    Replaced during 1991.

    COUNTY ASSIGNMENTS 1959-73   Assigned in alphabetical order.
    All in County Code Book.  Amounts by county on file.

    1959-60 Initial AAA-AZH (511,488)
    1961-63 Initial CAA-DCK (584,415)
    1964-65 Initial EAA-FKA (699,300), Secondary FKB - FLB-400 (21,379)
    1966-68 Initial HAA-JWZ (787,212)
    1969-72 Initial KAA-LTN (758,241), Secondary LTP - YDF-080(577,502)
    1973-81 Initial PAA-SJZ (1,020,978)


    1980-98 CACTUS BASE                                No I,O,Q,U used.
    4-7-80  "DEC 80"  Type 1      AAA-001 - AKH-001         (204,796 P)
    Jan.81  "DEC 81"  Type 2      AKT-963 - AMX-001          (45,992 P)
    Feb.81  "JAN 82"  Type 1a     ANL-999 - AYX-493         (184,310 P)
    Feb.82  "JAN 83"  Type 2a     AZF-334 -
    Feb.82  "JAN 83"  Type 1b     AZL-127 - AZY-001, BCE      (9,865 P)
    Feb.82  "JAN 83"  Type 2b     BAE-999 - BCA-666, BCG     (39,628 P)
                      Type 1c     BCX-626 - BDV-223          (19,578 P)
                     (Type 1/2    BEY-502)
    Mar.82  "FEB 83"  Type 3      BFD-102 - BHZ-325       (Types mixed
    Dec.82  "NOV 83"  Type 4      BFK-999 - BGS-629        3,4,5
    Dec.82  "NOV 83"  Type 5      BHT-793 - BHY-175           62,162 P)
    Jan.83  "DEC 83"  Type 4a     BJL-809 - BVR-001         (200,991 P)
    Oct.83  "SEP 84"  Type 3a     BVX-888 - BVZ-245           (1,356 P)
    Dec.83  "NOV 84"  Type 6      BWS-999 - DZF-838       (Types mixed
    Nov.83  "OCT 84"  Type 4b     BWJ-999 - EWL-918        6,4b,7
    Jan.86  "DEC 86"  Type 7      DAD-999 - ETL-001        1,452,466 P)
    Jan.89  "DEC 89"  Type 8      EWY-659 - FAD-863          (71,134 S)
    Jan.89  "DEC 89"  Type 9      FAE-829 -
    Oct.88  "SEP 89"  Type 10     FAF-264 -
    Sep.88  "AUG 89"  Type 11     FAR-999 - FBY-249          (27,223 S)
    Aug.88  "JUL 89"  Type 12     FCB-913 - FET-745          (58,774 S)
    Feb.89  "JAN 90"  Type 11a    FEX-999 - FEZ-409           (1,409 S)
    Jun.89  "MAY 90"  Type 12a    FFG-407 - FTB-954         (237,311 S)
    Jan.90  "DEC 90"  Type 8a     FTF-628 -
    Feb.90  "JAN 91"  Type 12b    FTG-042 - FWV-781          (55,685 S)
    Mar.90  "FEB 91"  Type 8b     FXL-010 - NNN-422       (3,233,177 S)
    Nov.96  "OCT 97"  Type 11b    NRB-999 - NRW-001          (15,986 S)
    Aug.96  "JUL 97"  Type 8c     NTG-882 - NXG-177          (65,230 S)
                              (TOTAL 2,340,576 P, 9,730 ?, 3,875,639 S)

    Description of Types:
    Type  1 - Aluminum, unpainted back, no flange, wide legends,
              slogan offset to left (LR hole under "TE")    (418,549 P)
    Type  2 - As Type 1, but brown back                      (85,621 P)
    Type  3 - Aluminum, unpainted back, wide flange, thin "ARIZONA",
              wide slogan centered (LR hole under "AT")
    Type  4 - As Type 1, but slogan centered as Type 3
    Type  5 - As Type 3, but very thin "ARIZONA", thin slogan
    Type  6 - As Type 3, but wide "ARIZONA", thin slogan
    Type  7 - As Type 6, but no flange
    Type  8 - As Type 4, but single strike, not pair      (3,369,466 S)
    Type  9 - As Type 8, but black back
    Type 10 - As Type 8, but blue back
    Type 11 - As Type 8, but brown back                      (44,618 S)
    Type 12 - As Type 8, but galvanized steel               (351,770 S)

    "ARIZONA" - Wide 5 1/8", Thin 4 1/4", Very Thin 3 7/8"
     Slogan   - Wide 8 1/2", Thin 8"

    Highest pair seen:  ETT-374
    Currently revalidated.


    1997-2018 DESERT SCAPE BASE                        No I,O,Q,U used.
    Nov. 96   "JUN 97"  Type 1    001-AAA - 079-JJV       (4,061,014 S)
    7/12/02   "JUL 03"  Type 2    380-JJZ - 999-ZZZ       (6,572,042 S)
    2/4/08    "FEB 08"  Type 3    AAA0001 - BTJ9618       (8,448,774 S)
                                                   (TOTAL 19,086,125 S)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Embossed, no sticker boxes
    Type 2 - Embossed, "MONTH" and "YEAR" sticker boxes added
    Type 3 - Flat
    (TOTAL 6-FIGURE 10,637,351 S)
    Issued only to new registrations.


    OPTIONAL BASES 1993-96:

    1993-2011 ENVIRONMENTAL BASE                 $25 annual extra cost.
     9-30-92  "MAY 93"  Type 1       E0001 -   E9999          (9,999 P)
    Feb. 93   "JAN 94"  Type 1a      0001E -   9999E          (9,999 P)
    Nov. 93   "SEP 94"  Type 1b      000E1 -   999E9          (9,999 P)
              "NOV 95"  Type 1c      00E01 -   19E12          (1,912 P)
    12-27-94  "JAN 95"  Type 2       21E18 -   99E99          (7,882 P)
    Jun. 95   "MAY 96"  Type 2a      0E001 -   9E999          (9,999 P)
    Jun. 95   "MAY 96"  Type 2b    EV-0001 - EZ-1988         (41,984 P)
                                                       (TOTAL 91,979+P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - 1956-92 wide dies, yellow numbers, purple background
                                                             (31,909 P)
    Type 2 - New narrow dies, black numbers, lavender background
                                                             (58,885+P)

    Type 2 replaced Type 1 by 7/1/95 with same number.
    Numbers progress 0001 - 9999 regardless of "E" position.
    028E6 has coated back, 138E8 has uncoated back.