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    OHIO

    Numbering began at #1 1908-34.  Dealers were issued any number of
    passenger plates with the same number 1908-15.  TB 1920.
    1922:  "Special Cars" B 1 - B 500, B 2416 listed; is this the "B"
           suffix series seen 1922-24?
    Issuance by county auditors and "deputy commissioners" began 1926,
    but distribution by counties known as early as 1920, with the first
    law enacted in 1917.

    1908-09   23234                               1917   341123
    1910      32864                               1918   411726
    1911      45771                               1919   508171
    1912      62972                               1920   526732
    1913      85165                               1921   617968
    1914     120912                               1922   713,912, 185-B
    1915     177549                               1923   926,633, 314B
    1916     244774

    1924-34 FORMATS        1 - 1-000-000,      Non-Passenger Prefixes:
                         * 1 -   *99-999,      D (1924-28), T, X.
                         A 1 -   A99-999       Star prefix dropped 1929.

           SERIES USED     HIGHEST SEEN, PLUS RESERVED, ETC.
    1924   *               *58-906, 644B                   (1,059,550 P)
    1925   * B             *99-398, 75-062B                (1,174,460*P)
    1926   * A B C         C38-908                         (1,338,905*P)
    1927   * A B C E        E1-069                         (1,401,065*P)
    1928   * A B C E       E84-133                         (1,484,129*P)
    1929   A B C D E H     H97-061                         (1,597,056*P)
    1930   A B C D E H K   K61-134                         (1,661,128*P)
    1931   A B C D E H K   K23-015                         (1,623,009*P)
    1932   A B C D E H     H71-116, K7-603,  M 904         (1,579,618*P)
    1933   A B C D E       E84-200, H7-386, K9-878, M 936  (1,502,396*P)
    1934   A B C D E       E87-741,  H 155, K3-639, M 954,
                                     R 848,  S 760, W 837  (1,494,930*P)


    1935-80                        County codes on file.  No I,O used.

    FORMATS:   STANDARD          RESERVED        ADDITIONAL RESERVED
             A-51 -  Z-9999     A-1 -   Z-50    (1950)  A-A-A -  Z-Z-Z
             51-A -  9999-Z     1-A -   50-Z    (1964)      I
           A-51-A - Z-999-Z   A-1-A - Z-50-Z    (1965)      O
            AA-51 -  ZZ-999    AA-1 -  ZZ-50    (1968)   5001 -   9999
            51-AA -  999-ZZ    1-AA -  50-ZZ    (1970)     01
    (1949   6-figure series)      1 -    999    (1970)  AAA 1 -  ZZZ 5
    (1962   15001 -   99999)      A -      Z    (1975) AAA 76 - ZZZ 76
    (1974  100000 -  999999)     AA -     ZZ    (1978)  AOA 1 -  ZOZ 5

    6-FIGURE FORMATS
    A-10000 - A-19999, B-10000 etc., 10000-A - 19999-A, 10000-B etc.
    A-1000-A - A-1999-A, A-1000-B etc.
    AA-1000 - AA-9999, AB-1000 etc., 1000-AA - 9999-AA, 1000-AB etc.
    No W-0000-W; WW limited to WW-1999 and 1999-WW.

    County assignments on file:
    1935, 1937, 1942, 1945, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1967.
    12/18/74 - 7/15/75 random assignments 100000 - 863450.
    1965, 1969 lists show starting number for Knox, Henry and Highland
    counties as 76, and Lake county as 101.

    1949:     Verify A-1000-A format.
    1950-80:  Replacement = Prefix RE '50, RP '50, RQ '66, R '76,
              Suffix RE '50, R '74, RP '76, RQ '76, 127001 - 130000 '75.
    1955-80:  TP-1001 - TP-9999 = Turnpike Commission.
    1967-80:  S 5001 R - S 5999 R = Suspension & Revocation.
    1975:     AAA 76 format issued only in one county.


    1974-75 BASE
    3-16-74

    1935-75 county system used only for initial assignment.

    Secondary assignments began 12/18/74:  100000 - 999999,
    A 10000 - Z 99999, except those included in initial assignment.
    Series seen:  A 93894, B 94256, C 25885, M 94417, N 99007, P 64129,
                  S 95999, Y 16898, Z 99308

    Replaced April-May 1976.


    1976-80 PLAIN BASE
    3-1-76  (Und.)

    1935-75 county system used only for initial assignment.

    Secondary assignments:  100000 - 999999, A 10000 - Z 99999,
    10000 A - 99999 Z, except those included in initial assignment.
    Series seen:  A 90760, B 76368, C 58262, D 99472, E 98649, F 93788,
         G 86755, H 85344, J 92918, K 84192, L 99516, M 97107, N 93580,
         P 90182, Q?       R 24519, S 79921, T 98783, U 94827, V 98754,
         W 98348, X 90444, Y 85444, Z 82286, 58839 A, 35385 B, 40857 L,
         27833 N, 94603 P, Repl.=R, 95236 S, 19763 T, 20356 U, 21427 V,
         26498 W, 23582 Y

    Replaced during 1980.


    1980-85 MAP BASE             No I or O used in 1st or 3rd position.
    1-2-80  "3-80"  Type 1        CAA-010 - LZZ-999       (5,559,840 P)
    1980    "9-80"  Type 2        MAA-010 - MTF-350         (456,731 P)
    1981            Type 1a       MTF-351 - MXC-999          (92,719 P)
    1981            Type 2a       MXD-010 - NPB-087         (425,778 P)
    1981    "9-81"  Type 3        NVH-667 - PNZ-999         (443,853 P)
    1981    "9-81"  Type 1b       AAA-010 - BZZ-999       (1,235,520 P)
    Jul.81  "6-83"  Type 3a       POA-010 - TVJ-010       (2,645,281 P)
    1984    "8-84"  Types 3b,4-6  TVL-999 - UFU-896         (245,418 P)
                                                   (TOTAL 11,257,187 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Aluminum, embossed medium "OHIO"  (6,888,079 P)
    Type 2 - Aluminum, screened "OHIO"           (882,509 P)
    Type 3 - Steel, screened "OHIO"            (3,089,134 P)
    Type 4 - Steel, embossed large "OHIO"
    Type 5 - Steel, embossed small "OHIO"
    Type 6 - Steel, embossed medium "OHIO"

    Types 1b and 3a resulted from series delayed until after AAA-BZZ
    non-pass. series expired in May 1980.
    Adams county issued first lot CAA-010 - ?.
    Reserved Series:  AAA-1 - ZZZ-9, and any 1935-80 county series.
    Non-Pass:  COM-1 - COM-300, SOC-101 - SOC-999.
    County name stickers began 1-1-83, expire "1-84", for renewals and
    new registrations.
    Replaced during 1985.

    1985-91 MAP BASE             No I or O used in 1st or 3rd position.
    1-2-85  "2-85"  Type 1        010-AAA - 010-WXP      (12,914,551 P)
    1990    "9-90"  Type 2        999-WXS - 010-XSM         (493,022 P)
    1990   "12-90"  Type 3        083-XSR - 902-YOZ         (531,460 P)
                                                   (TOTAL 13,947,023 P)

    Description of Types:  Type 1 - Screened "OHIO", enclosed boxes
                           Type 2 - Screened "OHIO", open boxes
                           Type 3 - Embossed "OHIO", open boxes

    Replaced during 1991.

    1991-97 SLOGAN BASE          No I or O used in 1st or 3rd position.
    Jan.91    "5-91" Type 1       AAA-010 - QZC-691       (9,245,302 P)
    Jan.91    "1-92" Type 1a      TAA-010 - VZZ-999       (1,853,280 P)
              "  95" Type 2       RCK-148 - SZZ-999       (1,178,952 P)
    5-2-95           Type 2a      WAA-010 - XEU-937         (731,548 P)
    11-20-95  "3-96" Type 3       XEV-058 - YWA-946       (1,027,519 P)
                                                   (TOTAL 14,114,377 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Wide 1967-91 dies, no hologram   (11,098,582 P)
    Type 2 - Wide 1967-91 dies, with hologram  (1,910,500 P)
    Type 3 - Narrow 7-figure dies              (1,027,519 P)

    Types 1, 1b and 2 are Counter issues. Hologram added in R series.
    Type 1a is Mail Renewal series with sticker containing pre-printed
    matching plate number.  VKN-VZZ are remaining stock issued at
    counters with regular stickers.
    Replaced October 2001 to September 2002 for $.75 fee.

    1996-2002 SLOGAN BASE               No I or O used in 3rd position.
    8-2-96   "12-96" Type 1      AAA 1000 - ARR 5835      (3,811,836 P)
              "7-98" Type 2      ARR 5912 - BIF 8668      (3,584,757 P)
    10-16-98         Type 3      CAA 1000 - CVV 4685      (4,710,686 P)
                                                   (TOTAL 12,107,355 P)

    Description of Types:  (ACV 4390 wide spacing, ACW 7054 close)
    Type 1 - "the heart of it all" slogan, wide tan band
    Type 2 - "BIRTHPLACE OF AVIATION" slogan, wide tan band
    Type 3 - As Type 2, but thin tan band (Avery)

    Issued to new registrations only.  Replaced 2004? only for $2.75
    fee; otherwise currently revalidated.
    Non-Pass. Series:  PAA-PZZ, SAA-TZZ.

    2002-05 BICENTENNIAL BASE                              No I,O used.
    10-1-01  "9-02"                AA01AA - FC09KV        (6,980,202 P)

    Numbers progress before letters, regardless of position.
    County stickers numbered alphabetically 1 to 88.
    Non-Comm. Trailer:  RA01AA - RJ53YJ.
    JB63AS also reported.
    Currently revalidated.

    2004-10 SUNBURST BASE                  No I,O used in 3rd position.
    2-24-04  "6-04"              DAA 1000 - EQZ 9999      (9,279,000 P)
    12-23-09                     EUJ 1000 - FAK 9999      (1,296,000 P)
                                                   (TOTAL 10,575,000 P)

    DAG, FAC omitted.  DIR-DIS issued by Direct Mail.
    Currently revalidated.
      
    2010-14 BEAUTIFUL BASE                 No I,O used in 3rd position.
    11-23-09                     ERA 1000 - EUH 9999        (711,000 P)
    2010                         FAL 1000 - FVZ 9999      (4,662,000 P)
                                                    (TOTAL 5,373,000 P)
     
    ETS omitted.  No-extra-cost optional issue 2009-10.
    Became standard issue 12/1/2010.
     
    2014-   NEW BASE                       No I,O used in 3rd position.
    4-15-13  "2-14"              FWA 1000 - FWF 9382         (53,383 P)