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Passenger Plates
1916 - 1925
1916 - 192500000
A0000 (1916-1917)
Starting in 1916, plates were made of steel, and approx. 15 x 8 inches in size.
After reaching 99999, an A prefix was used in 1916, and then, for a very short time, an O prefix was apparently used as well.

Apparently, the painting process was not very precise on this first embossed issue, so some of the more poorly painted plates were touched up before distribution.
Because of this, some 1916 issues will have "natural" brush strokes on the numbers, applied during the manufacturing process.

1916
New Jersey License Plate 1916

1916
New Jersey License Plate 1916

1916
New Jersey License Plate 1916

1916Allan Attanasio
New Jersey License Plate 1916


For 1917, A, B, O, X, and N prefixes were used.
I'm not sure of the order in which these were issued, except that the all-numeric plates came first.

1917
New Jersey License Plate 1917

1917
New Jersey License Plate 1917

1917
New Jersey License Plate 1917

1917
New Jersey License Plate 1917

1917Leib Brothers
New Jersey License Plate 1917

1917Leib Brothers
New Jersey License Plate 1917

1917
New Jersey License Plate 1917

1917Leib Brothers
New Jersey License Plate 1917


After going to 6 digits in 1918, the alpha prefix was no longer necessary and all-numeric plates were issued until 1925.

1918
New Jersey License Plate 1918

1918
New Jersey License Plate 1918

1918
New Jersey License Plate 1918

1919
New Jersey License Plate 1919

1920
New Jersey License Plate 1920

1921John Anshant
New Jersey License Plate 1921

1921
New Jersey License Plate 1921

1921
New Jersey License Plate 1921

1922John Anshant
New Jersey License Plate 1922

1922
New Jersey License Plate 1922

1923
New Jersey License Plate 1923

1924
New Jersey License Plate 1924

1925
New Jersey License Plate 1925

 
The plate below was stamped with the year 1920, and then overstamped for 1921.
This is the only overstamped plate known.
Leib Brothers


New Jersey License Plate 1921