Colorado passenger plates received this tab to update them for 1976.
There was a grace period for placing the tabs on the plate, where the untabbed plates could seen until the end of the first quarter of 1976.


This plate was issued to new registrations in 1976.
The PB on the left indicates that this plate was issued in Otero County.
These plates became necessary in mid-year of 1976 when the DMV ran out of the bicentennial/centennial red, white and blue plates issued in 1975.
The centennial refers to the Centennial of the state of Colorado which was admitted to the union in 1876



Sample version of the plate issued to new registrations in 1976


These centennial plate was issued in 1975 for the Colorado Centennial.
The dies on the plate on the right are wider and were issued in only a few counties.
The variation on the 6's on the plates is also readily apparent.
The WM for the plate on the left indicates issuance in Garfield County.
The ZA for the plate on the right indicates issuance in Custer County.



Sample versions of 75 Centennial plate given out in 76.



Blank version of the 75-76 Colorado centennial plate.


Sample version of a never issued Centennial prototype plate.


1975 Colorado dealer plate updated with 1976 tab.


Plate on the left is for a Denver area rental car as noted by the DR prefix.
The plate on the right is for a rural rental as noted by the RR prefix.
These were updated with regular passenger car tabs.
The plates on the bottom row are sample versions.




Vanity type plates using the 76 centennial base.


Low numbered 1976 Colorado license plate.

1975 Truck base updated with 76 tab shown below. The NH on the left indicates that this plate was issued in Mesa County.





The 1975 Colorado trailer plate with 76 tab.
The HY on the left indicates that this plate was issued in Weld County.
Sample version of the plate is shown on the right.





License plate utilized by the Colorado State Patrol from 1970 through 1983 as a replacement plate is on the left.
The plate on the right with the different dies was also utilized through the 70's.



County and city license plates used through the 70's.


Sample version of the county plate used during 70's shown above



Sample of the type of the Colorado Lieutenant Governor's plate used during 1976


Sample and regular versions of the type of Colorado Consular Corps used during 1976


Sample version of the type of Colorado Correctional Institutions plate used during 1976

The plate on the left updated with a 76 passenger car tab and showing the 1940 Lincoln was first issued in 1975.
The plate on the right only had 100 pairs made and never actually saw use.
It came out in 1975. It shows a 1932 Cord convertible.



Horseless carriage plate used in Colorado from 1975 to 1979.
A blank version is shown on the right.
Below is a prototype of the plate that was never issued.




1976 Colorado farm truck tab used on farm plates.


1976 Colorado farm plate with sample version of 75 farm plate on left.


Sample version of the 75 Colorado farm tractor plate used during 1976.


1976 Colorado Recreation Truck tab place on 75 plates.


The LU on the left of this plate indicates it was issued in Larimer County.
Sample verision of the recreational truck plate is shown on the right.


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Large 1976 mobile home tab placed on 1975 plates.


The stacked PH indicates that this plate was issued in Arapahoe County.
Sample version of the mobile home plate is shown on the right.



1976 Gross Ton Mile Truck and Tractor tab placed on 76 plates.


The ML on the left plate indicates it was issued in Boulder County.
The PH on the right plate indicates that it was issued in Arapahoe County.
Sample versions are shown below each plate.



I am not sure if this another sample version of the Colorado GTM Tractor plate or simply one with a unique number.


1976 Colorado apportioned expiration sticker used on the 75 Colorado apportioned truck plate shown below.


The TU indicates that this apportioned plate was used on truck with sample version on right.


Sample versions of the Colorado apportioned tractor (TA) and trailer (TR) license plates used during 1976.


1975 Colorado apportioned type plate with an unusual 1976 passenger type expiration sticker shown below. It has no mountain backdrop in it. I am not sure as to the use of this type of plate.




76 Metro Truck tab placed on 75 plate.


A Metro Truck plate was used on any commercial truck less than 16,000 lbs used exclusively within a city or town and within a radius of 18 miles of that city or town.
The TE on this plate indicates it was issued in Adams County. A sample version of the plate is shown on the right.



76 Special Mobile Equipment tab placed on 75 plates.


The PH on this plate indicates it was issued in Arapahoe County with a sample version shown on right.


Sample version of the 1975 Colorado special mobile equipment dealer plate used during 1976 on left.
Regular issue of the plate is shown on the right.




Small plate used for exempt equipment in 1976



1976 Colorado handicapped tab with plate shown below.





Colorado disabled veteran license plate used during 1976.
S ample version of disabled veterans plate is shown on right
Later issue shown below





Denver Metro Area bus plate used from 1974 to 1977. A sample version of the plate is shown on the right.


1976 Colorado depot tab with plate shown below.
Sample version of depot tag is shown on right.






1976 Colorado amateur radio operator license plate



Colorado Centennial Governor's license plate for 1975 and 1976.

1976 Colorado State Representative license plate.
A sample version of the plate is shown on the right.


Colorado State Representative and State Senator plates of the type used during 1976.


1976 motorcycle tab placed on 75 Colorado motorcycle license plate shown below.


These two Colorado motorcycle plates appear to be made from different material, as can be seen from the back.
The PV on the left plate indicates it was issued in Arapahoe County.
The plate on the right was issued in Jefferson County.



A blank version of a highway use plate in use during 1976. Highway use plates were used to move large items such as a house.
Thanks to Tom Boyd of Boulder, Colorado for help with a number of these plates.



1976 Colorado radio, television and press car license plates.




1976 Boulder, Colorado trash hauler plate


1976 Denver, Colorado taxi plate


1976 Denver, Colorado Bicycle Tag and 1976 Montrose, Colorado Bicycle Tag


1976 National League of Cities Denver Mayoral Conference souvenir plate.


I am not sure of the actual use of this plate which is numbered like a Governor's plate, but has an American Revolution bicentennial sticker to the right.


1976 Colorado Mile Hi Jeep Club license plate attachment.
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