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    PENNSYLVANIA MOTORCYCLE PLATES                 Singles all years.

     

    Numbers progress before letters all years regardless of position.

    X prefix = Motorcycle Dealer 1920-33.  1922:  25,000 ordered.

    "M/C" suffix 1934-70.  Assuming no I,O,Q,T,W,X used 1946-57.

     

    1914-15 FORMATS   O1 - O99999

    1916-30 FORMATS    1 -  99999

    1931-57 FORMATS    1 -   9999, A - Z999  (Verify 1932 A)

     

                                                   LETTERS NOT SEEN

    1914  O14359            1937   C150 (12,150)   A

    1915  O16094            1938   A863 (10,863)

    1916   20837            1939   9382

    1917   23554            1940   9157

    1918   25694            1941   B501 (11,501)

    1919   26174*           1942   F774 (15,774)   A

    1920   19253                   1A49 - 9A08

    1921   19605            1943 TAB 1899 - 19223

    1922   19225            1944   9293

    1923   19786            1945   A815 (10,815)

    1924   17681*           1946   E452 (14,452)    B D

    1925   16258*           1947   F560 (15,560)   AB D

    1926   13600            1948   G503 (16,503)      D F

    1927   14133            1949   G146 (16,146)      D

    1928   13292            1950    R73 (22,877)     CD    J

    1929   13569            1951    V85 (27,085*)     D   H KL

    1930   12787            1952   U289 (26,289*)     D    J   N

    1931    C462 (12,462*)  1953   R351 (24,351)      D         P

    1932    B694 (11,694)   1954    S15 (25,015*)  A  D    J

    1933      B7 (11,007)   1955    S38 (25,038*)    CDE   J

    1934     C30 (12,030)   1956   R713 (24,713*)   B D     KL NP

    1935    A538 (10,538)   1957    V29 (27,029*)     DE    K

    1936    B921 (11,921*)

     

    VARIATIONS

    1914:  3-figure, 4-figure, 5-figure, 6-figure sizes.

    1915:  5-figure, 6-figure sizes.

    1916-30:  4-5-digit size.

    1917, 1922-23:  3-digit size.

     

     

    1958-62 BASE                        Assuming no I,O,Q,T,W,X used.

    1958 Type 1: Tab slot              1 - 9999               (9,999)

    1958 Type 1a                       A - V927              (17,928)

    1959 Type 2: No slot            Y768 - Z999               (1,232)

    1959 Type 2a                     0A0 -  9Z9               (2,000)

    1959 Type 2b                      1A - 999Z              (19,980)

    1960 Type 2c                    0A00 - 9Z99              (20,000)

    1961 Type 2d                    00A0 - 51U5              (16,516)

                                                       (TOTAL 88,495)

    LETTERS NOT SEEN

    A000 -  D  N

    000A - CD J

    0A00 -  D

    00A0 - C E  R

     

    Sticker colors 1959-76 same as passenger.

     

     

    1963-64 BASE                        Assuming no I,O,Q,T,W,X used.

    1963 Type 1                        1 - 9999               (9,999)

    1963 Type 1a                       A - Z999              (20,000)

    1963 Type 1b                     0A0 -  9Z9               (2,000)

    1963 Type 1c                    0A00 - 9Z99              (20,000)

    1964 Type 1d                    00A0 - 71M2              (12,713)

                                                       (TOTAL 64,712)

    LETTERS NOT SEEN

    A000 -    M U

    0A00 - D   SU

    00A0 -  GH

     

     

    1965-70 BASE                       Assuming no I,O,Q,T,W,X used.*

    1965 Type 1: "M/C" suffix          1 - 9999               (9,999)

    1965 Type 1a                       A - Z999              (20,000)

    1965 Type 1b                     0A0 -  9Z9               (2,000)

    1965 Type 1c                    0A00 - 9Z99              (20,000)

    1965 Type 1d                    00A0 - 99Z9              (20,000)

    1965 Type 1e                    000A - 999Z              (20,000)

    1966 Type 1f                       T - 999X (*T,W,X only)(12,300)

    1966 Type 1g                    A00A - Z99Z              (40,000)

                                             (TOTAL TYPE 1 - 144,299)

    1967 Type 2: "MOTORCYCLE"      0A000 - 8Z283            (198,284)

                                                (GRAND TOTAL 342,583)

    LETTERS NOT SEEN

    A000 -         L    V X Z

    0A00 -       H  NRT   X

    00A0 - A D FG K    U W

    000A -  C EF        VWXY

    A00A -    E

     

    *T,W,X added 1966 Type 1f only, in all previous formats.

     

     

    1971-76 BASE                       Assuming no I,O,Q,T,W,X used*.

    1971 Type 1: Steel, blue back  0A000 - 0N243            (120,244)

    1971 Type 2: Alum., blue back  5P086 - 6S517             (21,432)

    1972 Type 3: Alum., gold back  3U451 - 9Z999             (36,549)

    1972 Type 3a                   00A00 - 99Z99            (200,000)

    1974 Type 3b                   000A0 - 999Z9            (200,000)

    1975 Type 3c                   0T000 - 999X9(*T,W,X only)(90,000)

    1976 Type 3d                   A000A - C034C             (42,035)

                                                      (TOTAL 732,035)

    LETTERS NOT SEEN

    0A000 -            W

    000A0 -              Z

    A000A - B

    A000A -  DEFGHJKNRU YZ

     

    *T,W,X added 1975 Type 3c only, same as passenger.

     

     

     

     

    1977-85 BASE                                       No I,O,Q used.

    1977         Type 1: Near holes0A000 - 9Z999            (230,000)

    1978         Type 1a           00A00 - 99Z99            (230,000)

    1980?        Type 1b           000A0 - 999Z9            (230,000)

    1983  "5-84" Type 1c           0AA0A - 5AN5M             (28,756)

    1984  "3-85" Type 2: Far holes 2AP6S - 9AP1V                (366)

                                                      (TOTAL 721,792)

    LETTERS NOT SEEN

    0AA0A - PRXY

     

    Monthly Staggered Registration began 1979-80, expire "SEP 80",

    same as passenger.

    Replaced 9/1/1999 to 2/28/2000, same as passenger.

     

     

    1985-2002 BASE                                    No I,O,Q used.*

    1984  "5-85" Type 1            1AR3C - 8JE1X            (395,734)

    1992  "3-93" Type 2            7JF7G - 4NA9Y            (183,973)

    1996  "1-97" Type 1a           0NB1C - 3TH1T            (208,231)

                                                      (TOTAL 788,684)

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - Wide "PENNA"

    Type 2 - Thin "PENNA"

     

    *U likely dropped in 1990, like passenger.  Last U seen:  6GU4R

    Replaced 7/1/2000 to 6/30/2002, same as passenger.

     

     

    2001-2019 BASE                                   No I,O,Q,U used.

    2000     "6-01" Type 1         ABA00 - GXM85            (258,586)

    2002     "4-03" Type 2         HFS93 - NZZ99            (255,807)

    5/7/05   "3-06" Type 3         PBA00 - ZZZ99            (396,000)

    5/28/09  "3-11" Type 3a        0000A - 7599L            (107,600)

    4/3/10   "4-11" Type 4         7600L - 7599T             (60,000)

    6/?/11   "6-12" Type 3b        7600T - 9999Z             (52,400)

    6/24/12  "6-13" Type 3c        A0000 - Z9999            (210,000)

    7/5/15   "6-16" Type 3d        0AA00 - 1GP81            (145,182)

                                                    (TOTAL 1,485,575)

     

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - Fading bands, "MC" embossed, figures right-justified

    Type 2 - Fading bands, "MC" embossed, figures centered

    Type 3 - Solid bands, "MC" embossed

    Type 4 - Solid bands, "LiveFreeRideAlive.com" screened

     

    Types 1-3:  No A,E used in 2nd position, no F used in 1st position.

    Type 3c:    V = Veteran.