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Passenger Plates
1939 - 1951

Starting in 1939, plates got smaller, and started using different numbering configurations.
The letters on the left side are still a county code.

COUNTY CODES 1939
AA-AT = Atlantic HA-IZ = Hudson MA-MZ = MonmouthSK-SU = SomersetWT-WZ = Hunterdon
AU-AZ = BurlingtonJA-JZ = Essex NA-NZ = Union SV-SZ = Sussex (YA-YZ = Essex)*
BA-BZ = Bergen KA-KZ = MiddlesexPA-PZ = Passaic UA-UZ = Union ZA-ZJ = Gloucester
CA-CZ = Camden LA-LU = Mercer RA-RZ = Bergen VA-VZ = Morris ZK-ZU = Cumberland
EA-FZ = Essex LV-LZ = Ocean SA-SJ = Salem WA-WS = Warren ZV-ZZ = Cape May

In "THE BULLETIN ALMANAC AND YEAR BOOK FOR 1941", the prefixes are listed as:
Atlantic County - AA-AN
Burlington County - AO-AZ
* The YA-YZ prefix for Essex County was not listed in this almanac, but apparently the YA-YZ prefix was instituted in 1941.

1939 | 1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949 | 1950 | 1951

1939A/A 000, A/A 00A

Some 1939 plates have round bolt holes. So far, Essex (E prefix only) and Hudson Counties.

1939Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1939

1939Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1939

1939HudsonDave Zullo
New Jersey License Plate 1939

1939HudsonDave Zullo
New Jersey License Plate 1939


And others have bolt slots.

1939Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1939

1939Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1939

1939Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1939

1939Middlesex
New Jersey License Plate 1939

1939Mercer
New Jersey License Plate 1939

1939Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1939

1939Union
New Jersey License Plate 1939

1939Passaic
New Jersey License Plate 1939

1939Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1939

1939Union
New Jersey License Plate 1939

1939Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1939


1940A/A 000, A/A 00A

1940Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1940

1940Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1940

1940Passaic
New Jersey License Plate 1940

1940Morris
New Jersey License Plate 1940

1940Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1940


1941A/A 000, A/A 00A

1941Atlantic
New Jersey License Plate 1941

1941Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1941

1941Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1941

1941Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1941

1941Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1941

1941Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1941


1942A/A 000, A/A 00A

1942Atlantic
New Jersey License Plate 1942

1942Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1942

1942Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1942

1942Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1942

1942Cumberland
New Jersey License Plate 1942


1943A/A 000, A/A 00A
In 1943, validation tabs were used over 1942 plates to conserve metal for the war effort.

1943Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1943

1943Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1943

1943Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1943


1944A/A 000, A/A 00A

1944Morris
New Jersey License Plate 1944

1944Passaic
New Jersey License Plate 1944

1944Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1944

1944Gloucester
New Jersey License Plate 1944

1944Cape May
New Jersey License Plate 1944


1945A/A 000, A/A 00A

1945Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1945

1945Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1945


1946A/A 000, A/A 00A

1946Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1946

1946Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1946

1946Sussex
New Jersey License Plate 1946

1946Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1946

1946Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1946


1947A/A 000, A/A 00A

1947Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1947

1947Union
New Jersey License Plate 1947

1947Sussex
New Jersey License Plate 1947

1947Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1947

1947Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1947


1948A/A 000, A/A 00A

1948PROTOTYPE693
New Jersey License Plate 1948

1948Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1948

1948Hudson
New Jersey License Plate 1948

1948Sussex
New Jersey License Plate 1948

1948Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1948


1949A/A 000, A/A 00A

1949Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1949

1949Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1949

1949Passaic
New Jersey License Plate 1949

1949Sussex
New Jersey License Plate 1949

1949Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1949

1949Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1949


1950A/A 000, A/A 00A

1950Atlantic
New Jersey License Plate 1950

1950Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1950

1950Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1950

1950Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1950

1950Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1950

1950Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1950

1950Sussex
New Jersey License Plate 1950

1950Union
New Jersey License Plate 1950

1950Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1950

1950Cape May
New Jersey License Plate 1950


1951A/A 000, A/A 00A, A/A 0000

1951Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Hudson
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Essex"JM 13" :-)
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Middlesex
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Union
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Passaic
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Sussex
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Union
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Gloucester
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Cape May
New Jersey License Plate 1951


A few counties issued 1951 plates in the "long" format and numbered A/A 0000.

1951Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Mercer
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Cumberland
New Jersey License Plate 1951

1951Cape May
New Jersey License Plate 1951


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