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    KENTUCKY

    1910-15 UNDATED PORCELAIN SERIES:

    YEAR LETTER   NUMBERS LISTED   HIGHEST KNOWN   TOTAL KNOWN
    B (1910/12)       1 -  3155         3145        (3,145 P)
    L (1911/13)    4001 -  8250         8231        (4,231 P)
    M (1912/14)       1 -  7564         7982*       (7,982 P)
    G (1913/15)   10001 - 18749        18660        (8,660 P)

    Undated 2" diameter disc (B,L,M,G) issued with plates.
     
    Starting 1921, plates were issued through all 120 counties of the
    state, instead of centrally from the Secretary of State's office
    in Frankfort.  1926 assignments believed to be same as 1929-36.
    Some 1923 assignments:  Bell 7051 - 7800, Harlan 62501 - 68150,
    Knox 106501 - 107000.

            NUMBERS KNOWN                    HIGHEST LISTED
    1914   20001 -  25879   (5,879 P)            26400
    1915       1 -  19494                        19500
    1916       1 -  29152                        31500
    1917       1 -  47233                        47416
    1918       1 -  63883                        65920
    1919       1 -  80619    TB                  80903+
    1920       1 -  95243                        99426
    1921       1 - 156698*                (County issue began)
    1922       1 - 166747*
    1923       1 - 184715* ("FREE" 302892)
    1924       1 - 424017*
    1925       1 - 424-524*
    1926       1 - 793-043*

    +84971 - 85000 assigned to KY Commissioner of Public Roads.

    1927-28 FORMATS        1 -     99,     All 120 counties began at 1.
                       1  00 - 99  99,
                      10 000 - 48 474 (Jefferson)

    1929-36 FORMAT     1 - 850-000     Numbers assigned sequentially to
                                       counties in alphabetical order.

    1937-44 FORMATS                  10000 - 99999,
          A,                            A1 - Z9999,
    0A - 9A, 1A0 - 9A9, 1A00 - 9A99, 1A000 - 9Z999,
             00A - 99A, 10A0 - 99A9, 10A00 - 99Z99,
                        000A - 999A, 100A0 - 999S9

    Numbers assigned sequentially to counties in alphabetical order.
    Assignments same as 1929-36.  1939 assignments on file.
    No I,O,Q,T,W,X used.  X = Dealer.  0000A - 7999M = Truck.
    Numbers always progress before letter.

    1946-74 FORMAT     1 - 999-999     Numbers assigned sequentially to
                                       counties in alphabetical order.*
    1957-74 added J1-001 - L99-999     No hyphen in 1946 only.

    *Except late assignments known 1950-51, 1956, 1959, 1964-65, 1972-73.
    Assignments could be same 1946-48, 1949-50, 1954-55, 1957-60,
                              1962-63, 1964-65, 1969-70.
    1964, 1965 County assignments 1 - 996-000 in County Code Book.
    1965 #107-007, #860-881 disagree.

    HIGHEST SEEN IN NUMERIC SERIES
    1946   704234             1957   921-446            1966   992-945
    1948   704-551            1958   922-320            1967   955-143
    1949   684-937            1959   927-509            1968   928-701
    1950   726-442            1960   922-155            1969   916-364
    1951   885-842            1961   922-159            1970   916-983
    1953   871-600            1962   961-152            1971   954-883
    1954   927-025            1963   928-798            1972   990-554
    1955   963-066            1964   997-795            1973   947-968
    1956   994-873            1965   994-803            1974   954-923

    HIGHEST SEEN IN LETTER SERIES      Non-Passenger:  A,D,F,N,R,T,W,X.

    COUNTY           1957     1958     1959     1960     1961     1962
    Jefferson       L1-053  K96-918  K77-379   L9-218  L21-369  L34-251

                     1963     1964     1965     1966     1967     1968
    Jefferson      L43-385  L55-575  L64-577  L91-000  L80-039  M12-309
    Fayette                          (B1-261) (B6-185) B39-810  B71-244
    Kenton                                    C46-502  C15-103  C47-400
    Campbell                                                    G34-919
    Daviess                                                     H16-274

                     1969     1970     1971     1972     1973     1974
    Jefferson       M5-806  M16-640  M37-416  M51-887  M73-942  M75-246
    Fayette        B61-858  B80-992  B84-949  B82-756  B83-228  F98-824
    Kenton         C57-983  C47-829  C54-250  C63-329  C69-997  C69-894
    Campbell       G37-572  G36-613  G36-932  G36-521  G43-683  A41-605
    Daviess         H1-505  H29-564  H14-950   H4-859  H41-011  H37-247
    McCracken      P20-506  P31-050  P28-779  P29-427  P34-272  P14-178
    Warren                                             Y31-376  Y21-708
    Pike                                               Z28-620  Z15-348
    Hardin                                             E31-665  E35-924
    Boyd                                                        S29-027
    Christian                                                   T24-537

    No further letters are expected since 1974 numeric series have been
    seen from Boone, Calloway, Franklin, Henderson, Hopkins, Madison,
    and Pulaski, the only other sizable counties at the time.

    1975-77 BASE                                       No I,O,Q,U used.
    1975 Type 1  Adair          AAA-019 - GEC-060      Madison
    1975 Type 2  Magoffin       GGA-773 - GRV-267      Muhlenburg
    1976 Type 3  Bath           AEE-978 - HMG-026      Todd
    1977 Type 4  Carter         BEL-487 - HGS-735      Russell
    1977 Type 5  Kenton         JAS-455 - JAT-490

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Heavy steel, unpainted back
    Type 2 - Heavy steel, blue back
    Type 3 - Aluminum, unpainted back (Verify GGA-GRV)
    Type 4 - Light steel, blue back   (Verify GGA-GRV)
    Type 5 - As Type 4, but no embossed county  (1,036 S)

    Initial assignment AAA-000 - HYL-946.
    1975-present:  Initial county assignments alphabetical;
                   secondary assignments random.
    Replaced 1978.

    1978-83 KY-KY BASE                                No I,O,Q,U* used.
    12/2/77 "DEC 78"  Type 1    AAA-000 - EVX-999         (2,325,000 S)
    Sep.80  "SEP 81"  Type 2    EVY-000 - FHK-999           (254,000 S)
    Dec.80  "DEC 81"  Type 3    FHL-000 - GFZ-999           (452,000 S)
                                                    (TOTAL 3,031,000 S)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Galvanized steel, Kentucky dies, bolt slots
    Type 2 - Plain steel, Georgia dies, bolt slots
    Type 3 - Plain steel, Kentucky dies, bolt holes

    *U used only on AUA-AUZ (no AUU).  27 prefixes omitted AAA-EKZ.
    Initial assignment AAA-EKZ (2,151,000 S) on file.
    Secondary assignments ELA-GFZ, "12-80".  Replaced during 1983.

    1983-88 BASE                                       No I,O,Q,U used.
    Jan.83  "MAY 83"  Type 1    JAA-000 - PGD-210         (2,555,211 S)
    7-1-86  "NOV 86"  Type 2    PJA-662 - RBX-093           (348,432 S)
    1987    "MAY 88"  Type 3    RCD-966 - RNV-059           (233,094 S)
                                                    (TOTAL 3,185,060 S)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Steel, dated "84", blue back
    Type 2 - Aluminum, dated "84", blue back (later issues undated)
    Type 3 - Aluminum, undated, unpainted back

    Initial assignment JAA-MPK (1,748,000 S).
    Secondary assignments MRN-RNV, "FEB 84".
    Replaced during 1988.

    1988-98 HORSES BASE                                No I,O,Q,U used.
    1-1-88  "APR 88"  Type 1    TAA 000 - ZZZ 999,
                                AAA 000 - EBP 630
    Jan.97   "12 97"  Type 2    EBR-707 - FAE-851           (452,145 S)
    Dec.97    "1 98"  Type 1a   PMA 900 - PRN 508            (77,609 S)
                      Type 2a   PRZ-096 - PST-498            (17,403 S)
                                                    (TOTAL 5,432,451 S)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Graphic
    Type 2 - Non-graphic, embossed county name  (469,548 S)

    Initial assignment TAA-ZZT (Kenton), AAB (Knott) - CVX.
    Jefferson assigned XRJ-ZMJ (903,000).
    Secondary assignments CWR-on, began July 1993, "8-94".
    Replaced during 1998.

    1998-2003 CLOUD MAP BASE                           No I,O,Q,U used.
    1-1-98   "10 98"  Type 1    000 AAA - 525 HYJ         (3,836,526 S)
    Nov.02   "12 02"  Type 2    798 HYJ - 165 HZK            (22,368 S)
                                                    (TOTAL 3,859,166 S)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Graphic
    Type 2 - Non-graphic with different-font white/green county sticker

    3 initial assignments as follows:
    AAA-BBA (507,000) (Jefferson AKS-ARE 100,000)
    BBB-CCA (506,000) (probably 6 suffixes omitted, etc.)
    CCB-DDA (506,000)

    2003-06 SMILING SUN BASE                           No I,O,Q,U used.
    1-6-03   "11 03"            000 JAA - 375 PSX         (2,769,376 S)

    Discontinued 8/1/05; replaced by 12/31/06.  One seen with "4 07"
    sticker.

    2006-11 UNBRIDLED SPIRIT BASE                      No I,O,Q,U used.
    8-4-05    "3 06"  Type 1    000 AAA - 838 JCB         (3,917,839 S)
    6-10-08  "12 08"  Type 2    981 JCB - 269 LYG         (1,368,290 S)
                                                    (TOTAL 5,286,271 S)
    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Wide 1988-2006 dies
    Type 2 - Thin dies

    Issued also to 6,000 lb. trucks, which were discontinued c.2006.