License Plates of the U.S. and Canada used during 1976

Click on state, province or territory below to view plates.

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • °Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • °Florida 
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • °Kentucky
  • 9/6/14 °Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • °Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • °Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • °New Hampshire
  • °New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • 9/6/14 °North Carolina
  • °North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • °Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • °Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • °US Forces
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • °Washington
  • West Virginia
  • 9/6/14 °Wisconsin
  • Wyoming


  • °American Samoa
  • °Canal Zone
  • Guam
  • °Puerto Rico
  • °Trust Territory Pacific Islands
  • Virgin Islands


  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Canadian Government
  • °Manitoba
  • °New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • °Québec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon

  • The ° symbol before a state, provincial or territorial name means that the page has been revised with larger images that you can click on to enlarge further.


    Contact me at mikesells@aol.com about the use of any images on these pages. Chances are I will say yes. I am always interested in adding to my 76 license plate collection, as well as a collection of 45 license plates, university license and older graphic/slogan plates. See my want list link below. Or, look at my list of plates I would like by checking out each state and province. Mike Sells, Automobile License Plate Collectors Association member #6464 and Europlate #967. As of May 30, 2008, I am in the process of revising pages for larger images using digital photos rather than a scanner. The color registration seems to be more accurate. On revised pages, you should be able to click on plates for larger images.


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  • Items I have for sale are located at License Plates Classified

    Why This Web Page?

         The year was 1976. The U.S. was celebrating its bicentennial and Canada was hosting the Olympics in Montreal. Jimmy Carter was elected President, and Pierre Trudeau was serving as the Canadian prime minister. And, my daughter Amy was born, which started this collection of license plates to be found on these web pages.
           Originally, it was a birth year run of passenger car plates started in 1995, but it has evolved to include plates from all modes of transportation. (Not all the plates shown are currently in my possession, as have moved on to other collectors.) Besides the regular plates issued by most states and provinces, there are a number featuring U.S. bicentennial themes, varieties of regular issues, front booster plates and a plates for trucks, campers, trailers, motorcycles, etc. It is far from finished, and you can watch it continue to grow. New items added in the past 30 days are noted with the arrows and date of addition next to the state or province. This site is hosted by Plateshack.com   Let me know if any links are not working properly- Mike Sells, ALPCA 6464
            I have appreciated the help of a number of collectors with adding to this collection with not only plates, but additions and corrections to information. A number of plates are particularly difficult to identify as to time frame--municipal and antique/historic issues cause the most problem. Thanks to those collectors who continually help me update information. Many of them are acknowledged on the web pages with links to either web sites or e mail addresses.



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