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Conserve Wild Resources - Saw Whet Owl (11/1993 to 2/2000, can be revalidated)

This was the first special fund plate issued by PA, starting in November 1993.  It was discontinued on February 7, 2000  but is still eligible for renewal. Replaced by River Otter plate below.

FORMAT 1:

W
R

00000 to

W
R

99999

from Bruce Bufalini


from Jordan Irazabal


from Nick Tsilakis


from Harry Falco, Jr


from Steve Ondik


from Jeff Lawson


 

 

Plate not available

FORMAT 2:

W
R

0000A to

W
R

1188R

from Harry Falco, Jr


     

 

Conserve Wild Resources - Otter (2/1999 to 10/2017, only small graphic currently available)

 

UNKNOWN FORMAT: The R/C000 is an unknown plate format.  The R/C0000 plate next to FORMAT 1 is believed to be the first plate issued as I confirmed this with the owner. Efforts to get an explanation from PennDOT were futile. Both plates to the right are the same, except the images were taken a few years apart, one has an 06 validation sticker and the other an 09 sticker.

 

from Nick Tsilakis


from Nick Tsilakis


from Jordan Irazabal

   

This low number formatting not available to the public

 

 

FORMAT 1:

R
C

0000 to

R
C

9999

NOTE: Plate shown on right is the first one issued.  It is not a sample.


from Tom Perri


from Eric Conner


from Jeff Lawson

 

Personalized plates available as in Format 5 plates below 

FORMAT 2:

R
C

000A to

R
C

999Z

 

from Steve Ondik


 

 

FORMAT 3:

R
C

00A0 to

R
C

99Z9

from Steve Ondik


 

 

FORMAT 4:

R
C

0A00 to

R
C
9X99

This series first spotted on 6/16/05.  The full canvas version of this plate was discontinued in 10/2017, to be replaced with the small 3" by 3" canvas as used on the vanities.


from Alec Hussey


from Ryan Battin


from Ryan Battin


from Tom Robillard


from Tom Perri & Colin M.

 

 

FORMAT 5: Personalized, up to 5 characters with stacked R/C prefix

It appears that the family of plates version is intended for personalized plates, at least for now.  Type added 11/2/14

from Nick Tsilakis


from Nick Tsilakis

  Yes

FORMAT 6:

R
C

00000 to current high

Graphic has been scaled back to the small photo previously used for vanities.  Stacked R/C prefix then 5 digits.  Format added 11/12/17

from Ryan Battin

Image added 11/12    
         

 

DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) (9/1996 to 6/6/14)

FORMAT 1:

D
A

0000 to

D
A

9999

from Andrew Pang

from Paul Sanfran

from Glen Pomygalski

 

 

 

Plate no longer available

FORMAT 2:

D
A

000A to

D
A

999Z

from Bruce Bufalini

 

from Eric Butler

FORMAT 3:

D
A

00A0 to

D
A

99Z9

 

 

 

UNKNOWN FORMAT: Coding seems to be a part of the Format 3 DARE plates, other features, except color, are dissimilar.

from Jordan Irazabal 

& Tom Perri

 

 

FORMAT 4:

D
A

0A00 to

D
A

9B99

FORMAT 4: D/A0A00 to D/A9B99

First seen in mid-April 2005.

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 5:

D
A

0C00 to

D
A

1J98

 

Unveiled 10/26/05.  Redesigned plate on visitPA base, flat screened prefix and tag line.

 

Vehicle Code Reference, note, as of 6/6/2014, DARE plates are no longer available.

from Nick Tsilakis

from Steve Ondik

from Steve Ondik

from Jordan Irazabal 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flagship Niagara (11/1995 to 2/1997, can be revalidated)

This plate type is no longer issued due to visibility problems, but is still eligible for renewal.

FORMAT 1:

F
N

0000 to

F
N

9999

 

from Tom Perri

from Harry Falco, Jr

.

from Steve Ondik

from Steve Ondik

 

 

from Jason DeCasere

Courtesy of plates.newyorktelephone.nett

Plate no longer available

FORMAT 2:

F
N

000A to

F
N

999V

 

Vehicle Code Reference

 

from Tom Perri

 

UNKNOWN FORMAT:  These plates do not match any standard formatting since it has 5 digits after the F/N.  They are not believed to be issued plates.

 

from Jerry McCoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gettysburg 1863 see Pennsylvania Monuments(2014)

 

Honoring Our Veterans (11/2012 to present)

FORMAT 1:

00001 H
V

 to 00100

H
V

Reserve issue

from John Clark

 

 

 

 

Yes ($100)

FORMAT 1A:

00101 H
V

 to current high

General issue

Type added 11/25/12

from Steve Ondik

from Clayton Moore

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

from Matt Z.

 

FORMAT 2: Personalized, up to 5 characters with stacked H/V suffix

anonymous

from Bruce Bufalini

from W. Young

 

 

Honoring Our Veterans (Motorcycle) (10/6/2015 to present)

FORMAT 1:

H
V

0001 to

H
V

0100

Image

needed

 

 

 

Yes ($100)

FORMAT 1A:

H
V

0101  

to current high

Type added 10/11/15

 

from Marlin Horan

from Jordan Irazabal

 

 

Pennsylvania Monuments - Gettysburg 1863 (2014)

FORMAT 1:

00000

G
B

 to current high

Type added 11/2/2014

from Tom Perri

and Jordan Irazabal



from John Kerestes


from Bruce Bufalini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image added

10/29

MVLS Conceptual drawing


Yes
FORMAT 2: Personalized, up to 5 characters with stacked G/B suffix

www.civilwardance.org


from Bruce Bufalini


from Arthur Levine


from Kyle Kuser


from Brendan Sherry

     

 

Preserve Our Heritage - Railroad (1998 to present)

FORMAT 1:

R
R

0000 to

R
R

9999

 

 

Not yet available

FORMAT 2:

R
R

000A to

R
R

999Z

 

from Steve Ondik

 

 

FORMAT 3:

R
R

00A0 to

R
R

99Z9

from Bruce Bufalini

from Steve Ondik

 

 

FORMAT 4:

R
R

0A00 to current high

Format added 6/17/2012

Plate became available December 1998.

Vehicle Code Reference

 

from Jordan Irazabal  & Tom Perri

from James Oldham

from Steve Noll

from Chris DiNunzio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personalized registration plates not yet available

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save Wild Animals - Bengal Tiger & cub (1996 to 4/2013)

Support Your Zoo - Tiger (4/2013 to present)

Pa Zoological Council

UNKNOWN FORMAT - This vanity plate appears to be something made up as a favor.  The plate has no validation sticker and was front mounted.

from Nick Tsilakis

 

 

 

FORMAT 1:

P
Z

0000 to

P
Z

9999

This plate type became available April 10, 1996, and was discontinued April 3, 2013.  It was replaced by the Support Your Zoo plate on April 22, 2013.

 

from Nick Tsilakis

from Ryan Battin

from Tom Perri

 

 

from Bruce Bufalini

 

 

Plate not available, see Support Your Zoo plate below

FORMAT 2:

P
Z

000A to

P
Z

999Z

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 3:

P
Z

00A0 to

P
Z

99Z9

 

 

 

FORMAT 4:

P
Z

0A00 to

P
Z

9Z99

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 5:

P
Z

A000A to

P
Z

Z999Z

 

 

 

FORMAT 6:

00001

P
Z

 to 00099

P
Z

Support Your Zoo

from Tom Perri

Jaska Börner

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

FORMAT 6A:

00101

P
Z

 to current high

Support Your Zoo

Redesigned plate on visitPA base, flat screened prefix, new plate legend, P/Z is now in the suffix position, available 4/22/13.

Vehicle Code Reference

from Brandon Sowers

from Bruce Sakson

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

from Steve Ondik

 

FORMAT 6B: Personalized, up to 5 characters with stacked P/Z suffix

 

from Jordan Irazabal

from Ryan Battin

from Arthur Levine

 

 

 

Share the Road (2016)

FORMAT 1:

B
K

00001 to

B
K

00105

Type added 8/8/16.  Reserve issue.

Act 36 created the “Share the Road” registration plate, with proceeds maintaining PennDOT's central office position of Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator and funding highway bicycle signage.  Cost of the plate is $40, also available as a vanity.

 

 

 

Early prototype

Final prototype

Yes

 

 

FORMAT 1A:

B

 00106 

 to current high

Standard issue.  Initial issue began at B/K00106.

 

From Kyle Kuser


from Arthur Levine

 

 

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