Vehicle registration plates of the United States for 1963

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Each of the 50 states of the U.S. plus several of its territories and the District of Columbia issued individual passenger license plates for the year 1963.[1][2][3][4]

Passenger baseplates[edit]

Passenger  Car  Plates
Image Region Design Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
1963 Alberta passenger license plate.jpg Alabama Reflective white lettering and designs on blue base HEART OF DIXIE embossed at top 12-34567 Coded by county of issuance:
0-12345
00-12345
1963 Alaska license plate.jpg Alaska Embossed blue numbers on white plate with border line; embossed state flag at left; "ALASKA" embossed in blue block letters centered at bottom; "62" embossed in bottom right corner None 12345
A1234
1 to 99999
A1000 to approximately E3250
Revalidated for 1963 with blue tabs
1963 Arizona license plate.jpg Arizona Embossed blue numbers on white plate with border line; "ARIZONA 61" embossed in blue block letters centered at top "GRAND CANYON STATE" embossed in blue block letters centered at bottom ABC-123 CAA-001 to approximately DMC-999 1961 base revalidated for 1963 with stickers
1963 Arkansas license plate.jpg Arkansas Embossed white numbers on dark blue plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 63" embossed in white block letters centered at top LAND OF OPPORTUNITY embossed at bottom. 1-2345
12-3456
1963 California license plate SAM-123.jpg California Gold lettering embossed on black base, non-reflective None ABC-123 AAA 000 to ZZZ 999 In addition to all plates in the section above these bases can be used for the year of manufacture program with appropriate year sticker. They can also be seen as regular registration with modern month/year stickers if the plates were originally registered to the vehicle.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Canal Zone Embossed yellow on black Funnel For World Commerce 12345
1963 Colorado license plate.jpg Colorado Embossed green lettering and graphics on white base; mountains at bottom. None AB-1234 County-coded
1963 Connecticut license plate.JPG Connecticut Embossed white numbers on blue plate with border line; "CONNECTICUT" embossed in white block letters at bottom, offset to left None
1963 Delaware license plate.jpg Delaware Golden yellow registration lettering riveted onto navy base. State name decal attached at top.
1963 District of Columbia license plate.jpg District of Columbia Embossed dark green numbers on reflective white plate with border line; "DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA" embossed in dark green block letters centered at bottom; "3-31" embossed in top left corner and "63" in top right corner "NATION'S CAPITAL" embossed in dark green block letters centered at top AB♦123 AA♦100 to approximately WV♦999
1963 Florida license plate.JPG Florida Embossed white numbers on blue plate with border line; "FLORIDA" embossed in wide white block letters centered at bottom; "19" embossed in top left corner and "63" in top right corner "SUNSHINE STATE" embossed in narrow white block letters centered at top 1D-12345
10D12345
1-123456
10-12345
1W123456
10W12345
1WW12345
10WW1234
Coded by county (1 or 10) and weight class
1963 Georgia license plate.jpg Georgia Embossed white numbers and border on red base.
Guam license plate 1963 graphic.png Guam
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Hawaii
1963 Idaho license plate.jpg Idaho White lettering and rims embossed on green base. None 1A 2 345 County-coded
Illinois 1963 license plate - Number JJ 3854.jpg Illinois Yellow lettering embossed on dark green base; "19 ILLINOIS 63" at top "Land of Lincoln" embossed at bottom 123 456
AB 1234
1 to 999 999
AA 1000 to approximately RD 6000
Issued in the colors of Moline-based Deere & Company, in honor of its 125th anniversary.
Indiana 1963 license plate - Number 84 D2596.jpg Indiana Golden yellow lettering embossed on medium blue base None 12A3456 Coded by county (12) and DMV office (A) of issuance
Iowa 1963 license plate - Number 78 534.jpg Iowa
1963 Kansas license plate.jpg Kansas Embossed green numbers on white plate with state-shaped border; "KANSAS 63" embossed in green block letters centered at top None A/B-12345 Coded by county (A/B)
1963 Kentucky license plate.JPG Kentucky Embossed white numbers on dark blue plate with border line; "KENTUCKY" and county name embossed in wide white block letters centered at top and bottom respectively; "19" embossed in top left corner and "63" in top right corner None 123-456
A12-345
Issued in blocks by county
1963 Louisiana license plate 30 919.jpg Louisiana Embossed white numbers on dark green plate with border line; embossed white pelican in the center; "19 LOUISIANA 63" embossed in wide white block letters at bottom "SPORTSMEN'S PARADISE" embossed in narrow white block letters at top 123 456
1234567
1 001 to approximately 1036000 Last base to feature embossed or decal pelican.
Maine 1963 license plate.jpg Maine Embossed black numbers on white plate with border line; "MAINE" embossed in wide black block letters offset to left above numbers; 1962 issues include embossed numbers with slots offset to right "VACATIONLAND" embossed in narrow black block letters centered below numbers 123-456 1 to 384-000 (1962 issues)
384-001 to 617-000
Revalidated for 1963 with yellow tabs
1962-63 Maryland license plate.jpg Maryland Embossed white numbers on blue plate with border line; "MARYLAND" and "EXP-3-31-63" embossed in white block letters centered at top and bottom respectively None ABC 123
1963 Massachusetts license plate.jpg Massachusetts White lettering and rims embossed on black base; "63 MASS" in embossed white box at top None 123·456
A12·345
1963 Michigan license plate.jpg Michigan
1963 Minnesota license plate.jpg Minnesota
1963 Mississippi license plate.jpg Mississippi White with embossed blue lettering and trim. The county name was stamped on the bottom of the license plate. None 12-3456
A-12345
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Missouri
1963 Montana license plate.jpg Montana Embossed black numbers on unpainted aluminum plate with state-shaped border; "MONTANA" embossed in wide black block letters centered below numbers; embossed "63" to right of state name "TREASURE STATE" embossed in narrow black block letters centered above numbers 1·12345
10·1234
Coded by county of issuance (1 or 10)
1962 Nebraska license plate 59-7866.jpg Nebraska Embossed green lettering and rims on white base; "NEBRASKA" embossed at bottom center "THE BEEF STATE" embossed at top center 1-12345
12-3456
County-coded (1 or 12); 1962 base plate renewed with stickers for 1963
1963 Nevada license plate.jpg Nevada Embossed silver numbers on dark blue plate with border line; "NEVADA" embossed in silver block letters centered at top; "JUN 61" embossed in top left corner and state outline in top right corner None A12345
AB1234
County-coded (A or AB). 1961 base plates revalidated with stickers.
New Hampshire 1963 Hillsborough County license plate.jpg New Hampshire Embossed forest green numbers on white plate; "NEW HAMPSHIRE" embossed in wide forest green block letters at bottom; "19" embossed in top left corner and "63" in top right corner "PHOTOSCENIC" embossed in narrow forest green block letters centered at top AB123 County-coded
1959 New Jersey license plate.jpg New Jersey Black on buff, non-reflective, "N.J." embossed in wide block letters centered at top "GARDEN STATE" embossed in plain block letters centered at bottom ABC-123 AAA-100 to RHZ-999 Undated plates issued between 1959–69
1963 New Mexico license plate.JPG New Mexico
NEW YORK 1963 LICENSE PLATE, 1962 plate with "63" TAB - Flickr - woody1778a.jpg New York Embossed black on gold; "NY" embossed in black block letters in bottom left corner and "62" in bottom right corner "EMPIRE STATE" embossed at bottom center. A-1234
AB-1234
1234-A
1234-AB
1A-1234
County-coded
1963 North Carolina license plate.jpg North Carolina Black base with embossed yellow lettering and rims. "DRIVE SAFELY" embossed at bottom A-1234
AB-1234
1963 North Dakota license plate.jpg North Dakota Embossed black numbers on yellow plate with border line; "N.DAKOTA" embossed in black block letters in top left corner; "62" embossed in top right corner "PEACE GARDEN STATE" embossed in black block letters at bottom 123-456 1 to approximately 355-000 1962 base plate revalidated for 1963 with yellow stickers
Ohio license plate sample 000 A 1963.jpg Ohio White embossed lettering and border on dark blue base. None 12345
A·12345
AB·1234
12345·A
1234·AB
A·1234·B
Issued in blocks by county
1963 Oklahoma license plate.jpg Oklahoma Embossed white numbers on black plate with border line; "OKLAHOMA" embossed in white block letters centered above numbers; "19" embossed in top left corner and "63" in top right corner None AB-1234 County-coded: Two-letter county codes introduced. Letters I and Q not used, except for CI in Cimarron County (and, later, WI in Washington County). Leading zeros used in numbers below 1000.
1963 Oregon license plate.jpg Oregon Embossed gold numbers on blue plate with border line; "OREGON" embossed in gold block letters centered at top; month of expiration embossed in top left corner "PACIFIC WONDERLAND" embossed in gold block letters at bottom 1A-1234 1960 base plates revalidated for 1963 with stickers. Letter corresponds to month of expiration: letters N through Z (excluding O) were used for January through December respectively.
1958 Pennsylvania license plate 039-59S.jpg Pennsylvania Yellow embossed lettering and infill around state border on blue base None 12345
123-456
A12-345
123-45A
1A2-345
Keystone logo in center of lettering. Sticker validation through 1964.
1963 Rhode Island license plate.jpg Rhode Island Jet-black lettering embossed on white base None AB123 Undated base plate renewed with stickers for 1963
1963 South Carolina license plate.JPG South Carolina Embossed white numbers on green plate with border line; "SOUTH CAROLINA 63" embossed in white block letters at top None A-123456 Letter corresponds to weight class
1963 South Dakota license plate.jpg South Dakota Red embossed lettering and rims on white with stamped Mount Rushmore graphic at top None 1-12345
10-1234
1962 Tennessee license plate 3E-6805.jpg Tennessee Embossed black numbers on white plate with border line; "TENN" embossed in black block letters centered at top, surrounded by state outline; "62" embossed in top right corner None 1-1234
1A-1234
1AB-123
10-1234
10-A123
10-AB12
1962 base plates revalidated for 1963 with stickers. County-coded (1 or 12)
1963 Texas license plate.jpg Texas
1963 Utah license plate.jpg Utah White embossed lettering on dark blue base, "UTAH 63" centered at bottom None AB 1234 AA 1000 to approximately EH 5000
1963 Vermont license plate.jpg Vermont Embossed white numbers on dark green plate; "VERMONT" embossed in white block letters centered at bottom; "63" embossed in bottom right corner "SEE" embossed in white block letters to left of state name, giving "SEE VERMONT" 12345
A1234
1963 Virginia license plate.jpg Virginia Embossed black lettering on white base. None A123-456
1963 Washington license plate.jpg Washington Embossed green letters and border on white base. None ABC 123
1963 West Virginia license plate.jpg West Virginia Debossed yellow numbers on blue plate with border line; "WEST VIRGINIA" debossed in yellow block letters centered below numbers; "19" debossed in bottom left corner and "63" in bottom right corner "1863 CENTENNIAL 1963" debossed in yellow block letters above numbers 123-456 1 to approximately 490-000
1963 Wisconsin license plate.jpg Wisconsin Embossed blue numbers on white plate; "WIS" embossed in blue block letters in top left corner; month of expiration and "63" embossed in top right corner "AMERICA'S DAIRYLAND" embossed in blue block letters centered at bottom A12-345 Letter corresponds to month of registration expiration
1963 Wyoming license plate.jpg Wyoming

Non-passenger plates[edit]

Non-passenger  Plates  
Image (standard) Region Type Design & Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
Maryland temporary tag, Oldsmobile (March 1963).png

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fox, Jams K. (1997). License Plates of the United States: A Pictorial History 1903-To the Present. Jerico, New York: Interstate Directory Publishing Company. ISBN 9781886777002.
  2. ^ Minard, Jeff; Stentiford, Tim (2004). A Moving History, 50 Years Of ALPCA. 100 Years Of License Plates. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company. p. 58. ISBN 1-56311-975-7.
  3. ^ Crisler, Bob; Crisler, Chuck, eds. (2007). License Plate Values (7th ed.). King Publishing Company.
  4. ^ Martells, Jack (1980). Antique Automotive Collectbles. Chicago, Illinois: Contemporary Books, Inc. pp. 128–145. ISBN 0-8092-7205-9.

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