Regular samples
2006 pass
2008 Snow Vehicle
2006 Veteran
2006 MC
1991 ORV
Prototypes, errors and test plates
Modern prototype
Modern prototype
Test plate *
Duplicate series
Incorrect legend

Pan Am prototype

  • *regular Veteran samples have the characters VAA 000 as shown above.
  • SN-19-61 was never issued and was destroyed because it was produced in error. Some of the current SEMI plates produced in 2006 and 2008 duplicated numbers from the FEB 98 S-TL base, which apparently still linger in DMV computers. The letters issued on this base since 2003 were SG, SH, SJ, SK, SL, SM, SR, SX, SY, SZ and then to TA+. SP, SS, ST, SU, SV and SW were all skipped as they were used on the 98 base.
  • D4644 is a motorcycle dealer plate but with the wrong legend. These are supposed to carry the DLR legend. See photo of D4628 for the correct format. 1000 plates from D4551 to D5550 were mistakenly produced this way. Amazingly enough, approximately 25 of these plates were actually issued before MPI discovered the problem and had all 1000 plates remade.
  • These plates are from the collections of Manny Jacob plus Andrew Osborne who also contributed the above two stories.

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