Light blue embossed lettering variety of the 1976 South Dakota license plate
The one on the left was issued for Brown County
The one on the right is from Lawrence County


1976 South Dakota license plate issued in Lincoln County

1977 expirations on 1976 South Dakota license plates
The BN plates was issued in Brown County
The MX was issued in Minnehaha County

1977 expiring South Dakota license plate issued in Stanley County


Dark blue embossed lettering variety of the South Dakota license plate
The plate on the left is from Brown County and is made of aluminum, as can be seen from the back
The plate on the right is most likely from Minnehaha County, but the archives are not clear on the MG prefix
It is made of steel, rather than aluminum




1975 South Dakota license plates were still allowed for use through March of 1976


1976 South Dakota sample plates with dark and lighter blue letters
Both are on aluminum



1976 South Dakota farm truck plate from Sanborn County
1976 South Dakota farm truck plate from Faulk County
Truck plates have the letter part of the serial to the right as a suffix



1976 South Dakota Commercial Fertilizer Truck license plates as noted by the CF prefix



1976 South Dakota Combination license plate as noted by CL prefix



1976 South Dakota county owned trailer plate

1976 South Dakota City Use Truck license plate as noted by the CUT prefix



1976 South Dakota highway maintenance license plate



These 1976 South Dakota implement license plates (IM prefix) could be used on vehicles not ordinarily on the highway and privately owned such as cranes, drilling rigs, corn sheller, feed grinder etc.

1976 South Dakota Mine or Sawmill Truck or Trailer license plate, as noted by the MST prefix


1976 South Dakota license plates for U.S. House of Representatives
Those on the left are on the aluminum base
The two on the right are on the steel base



1976 South Dakota license plate for U.S, Senator
The 1 would indicate it was for the Senior Senator from the state, who was George McGovern, Democrat, at that time



1976 South Dakota trailer and house trailer plates



1976 South Dakota bus license plate on the left. On the right is what I believe to be a commercial bus license plate

1976 South Dakota National Guard plate



1976 South Dakota construction vehicle sample plate on left with regular issue on right



1976 South Dakota apportioned pro rated license plate


1976 South Dakota ham radio operator plates


1976 South Dakota radio station and television license plates


Type of South Dakota license plate which would have been used during 1976 on vehicles over 30 years of age that applied for historical status


1976 South Dakota vanity license plate



1976 South Dakota handicapped/disabled person vanity license plate


1976 South Dakota motorcycle plate
1976 South Dakota motorcycle dealer plate




1976 South Dakota snowmobile and snowmobile dealer stickered licenses
Plates I am looking for from South Dakota: You can contact me at mikesells@aol.com
For more on South Dakota license plates, you can follow these links:

South Dakota Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division

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