Beginning in June of 1959 and through 1979, New Jersey issued this type of plate. By 1976, New Jersey would have probably been issuing plates numbered somewhere between 100-FAA and 999-GZZ. (Thanks to Dave Nicholson, ALPCA #7019, Old Orchard Beach, Maine for information on New Jersey plate issuance.) To update registrations motorists received windshield stickers in 1976. The practice of using windshield stickers began in 1956 and continues to present.

59-79 New Jersey passenger types


From AAA-100 to EYZ-999 according to the ALPCA archive, and well into the F series, New Jersey plates were made of thin aluminum with painted backs.
When the State first changed over to the 1959-79 style plate, the prison could not gear-up quickly enough so 200,000 plates were Arkansas-made.
The plate on the left with the blocked B was made in Arkansas. The B with serifs was made in the state prison.



Heavy steel with painted back.
These types covered the GLA-000 to RHZ-999 serials.


Reflectorized background on steel plate that was issued beginning in 1969.
The serials cover from RIA-100 to SZZ-999



From UAA-100 to YZZ-999, New Jersey plates were made of galvanized steel and had painted backs.



Beginning in 1973, plates were issued with a beveled edge.
This covered plates from 000-AAA to 100-AMN according to the ALPCA archive.
I believe they go into the G series. The serial on this one would indicate a 1976 issuance.

Jim Moini of Bergenfield, New Jersey has these plates broken down by year using serial number information.


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New Jersey windshield stickers used during 1976.




New Jersey sample plates from the 1959-79 era.



March 76 and March 77 New Jersey expiration tabs used on non passenger plates.


New Jersey trailer plate with March 1976 expiration tab
New Jersey trailer plate with March 1977 expiration tab


New Jersey tractor plate with March 1977 expiration tab



New Jersey contractor equipment in transit license plates expiring March of 1976 and 1977


New Jersey commercial plate expiring in March of 1976
New Jersey commercial plate expiring in March of 1977


Sample version on New Jersey commercial plate in use during the 70's





County and municipal plates of the type used from 1959 to 1979 on local government and law enforcement vehicles.


Steel and aluminum base New Jersey State Government plates of the type in use in 1976


New Jersey State Government reflective plate of the type in use during 1976




New Jersey State Police plate of the type used in 1976

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Non passenger windshield sticker issued in 1976 and expiring in 1977. I am looking for the 75 issued sticker that expired in 76, also.

New Jersey School Vehicle I plate for use from July 76 through June 77


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New Jersey School Bus windshield stickers issued in 1975 and 1976 and expiring in 1976 and 1977.



New Jersey amateur radio operator's plate of the type used during 1976
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New Jersey courtesy plate of type used during 1976


 


Undated historic vehicle plate of the type used during 1976. Sample version on right.


For $3.00, motorists could purchase a front booster plate for the Bicentennial.
It was to be displayed over the front plate.
Two types were issued the embossed version on the left and the flat version on the right.




New Jersey motorcycle license plates with March 1976 and March 1977 expiration tabs. Both plates were used during 1976.

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1975-76 and 1976-77 New Jersey motorcycle inspection stickers



Plainfield, New Jersey junk dealer plate and licensed truckman plates expiring in 1976.



Jersey City, New Jersey Division of Health license plate expiring on April 30, 1976.


1976 Eagle Rock Hill Climb revival in New Jersey.




New Jersey Vehicle Identification sticker expiring March 31, 1976



New Jersey Vehicle Identification sticker expirng March 31, 1977

Plates I am looking for from New Jersey.

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