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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)

    1915  O16094            1938   A863 (10,863)

    1916   20837            1939   9382

    1917   23554            1940   9157

    1918   26185            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)      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  L

    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*)     D     KL N

    1935    B145 (11,145)   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 - CDJ

    0A00 -  D

    00A0 - C   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 -    EF        VWX

    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 - 3LY32            (240,333)

                                                    (TOTAL 1,580,726)

     

    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.

    Type 3d:    6IC16, 3IV11 seen; not counted.