This red on reflective white plate was issued to Georgians in 1976. Until 1983, it could be updated with tabs.
A county sticker is placed at the bottom center.
The beginning letter in the Georgia serial number denotes the passenger car's weight class.
In this case, a car up to 3,000 lbs in weight. Below is a listing of the letters and their weight classes:
In addition, stickers used from 1972 to 1978 also had letters noting the weight class
A and B for up to 3,000 lbs
C for 3,001 to 3,500 lbs
D for 3,501 to 4,000 lbs
E for 4,001 to 6,000 lbs


1976 Georgia passenger plates in the different weight classes with blue county sticker.
Blue stickers were used on the 1971 base, and are leftovers from that previous issue.
The upper plates appears to have a much lighter background than one directly below.




1975 Georgia expiration tabs placed on 1971 plates were valid through April of 1976.





76 Georgia sample with 77 sample tab is shown on the left.
On the right is version with a white background and an 81 sample sticker.
Below is the SAMPLE version of the 76 Georgia vanity style license plate, and a another type of 76 base sample plate showing the six zeros with separation in the middle--000 000.





1976 Georgia forest products truck sample on left, as noted by FA prefix.
1976 Georgia truck and tractor for hire sample on right, as noted by HB prefix


1976 Georgia disabled person sample plate with 78 sample sticker.




I suspect this 1976 Georgia navy blue on non reflective white license plate is some sort of a prototype or paint test plate.


This plate was never issued in 1976 even though it has a 76 embossed on it.
The first year of use was 1981 with a 1982 expiration for plates with the Georgia screened into the plate at the top.
Why Georgia left the 76 at the top is a good question.




For an extra $10.00, this plate celebrating the Bicentennial could be purchased in 1976, and updated for several years thereafter with tabs.



Sample versions of the 1976 Bicentennial Georgia plate. The one to the left is the earliest version..



The TE on the left indicates this is a 1976 Georgia light pick-up truck plate from Ben Hill County.



1976 Georgia straight truck weighing 14,001-18,000 lbs.
Prefixes JA to JM indicated this type of truck.
The next class was for trucks weighing 18,001 to 24,000 lbs. They are indicated by a JN to JZ prefix.
Such trucks included some wreckers, rollbacks and UPS type vans.




The AS on the left indicates that this 1976 Georgia plate was used for an auto or house trailer less than 1,000 lbs., or a farm trailer.
These plates used an AA through AZ prefix.




1976 Georgia plates with a CA through CZ were used on trailers.
This one would have been used on a 40 foot semi trailer.
Trailers in the CA-CZ and DA-DZ series from 1976 to 1996 were reserved for commercial trailers.
They were revalidated with a D sticker from 1972 to 1979, then started receiving a W passenger plate sticker after 1979.
Smaller trailers received B stickers from 1972 to 1979 and then an R sticker after 1979.
Thanks to Mike Parker of Avondale Estates, Georgia, ALPCA 3989, for the above information.



1976 Georgia School Bus License Plate used until 1979.

1976 Georgia vanity plate with 80 tab.

1976 Georgia amateur radio operator plate




1976 Georgia truck and tractor for hire plate in the 44,001 to 52,000 lbs weight class
1976 Georgia truck and tractor not for hire plate in the 24,001 to 30,000 lbs weight class



On the left, 1976 Georgia National Guard License plate.
This one was used through 1979 as noted by the sticker in the upper right hand corner.
On the right. a 76 Georgia U.S. Reserve used into 1982.



Sample version of the 76 Georgia US Reserve plate
This one has a 78 sample sticker on it
1976 Georgia National Guard plate




1976 Georgia handicapped veteran plate on the left.
On the right, a 76 Georgia disabled veteran license plate.




1976 Georgia Highway Patrol license plate as noted by the P in the middle of the plate
 



1976 Georgia State Representative license plate
1976 Georgia Governor license plate




On left, government owned vehicle license plate utilized during 1976 to 1982 in Georgia.
On right is a 1976 embossed version of the government plate.
The lighter background color and higher number may mean it was a post 1976 issue.
Georgia was notorious for keeping the 76 embossed onto newer plates well into the 80's.




1976 Georgia forest products truck license plate, as noted by the FA prefix, updated with 78 expiration sticker



The XA prefix indicates that this 1976 Georgia license plate issued in Troup County was for a truck and tractor.
The plate was used until 1982.



1976 Georgia Public Service Commission license plate



Georgia Historical Vehicle plate used during the 70's.


1976 Georgia dealer license plate
1976 Georgia manufactur plates



1976 Georgia motorcycle plate
1976 Georgia government motorcycle plate



1976 Glennville, Georgia town tax strip


Click on sticker for larger image

1976 Macon, Georgia, Smart Airport Taxi License sticker.


Privately issued booster/souvenir plate with the American Revolution Bicentennial theme.
Forest Park, Georgia Bicentennial Booster License Plate


1976 City Dodge of Decatur, Georgia advertising plate


1976 Georgia metal booster plates for the Bicentennial

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