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Passenger, 1967-1979

The first reflectorized series of license plates was introduced in 1967 (for 1968 expirations). These new "butter" plates featured a modified format with full state name at bottom and were used for five years.

Due to the extended period of issuance for this base, two-letter "AB 1234"-format plates were employed when month series overran their one-alpha allocations. Two variations of state name and slogan dies were used on this base. In addition, a fair number of unissued leftover plates from near the end of the series exist in collectors' hands.

[Wisconsin 1972]

Reserved series (at)

[Wisconsin 1972]

Reserved series (e)

[Wisconsin 1968]

Slot at upper left (at)

[Wisconsin 1972]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1968]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1970]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1970]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1972]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1972]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1970]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1968]

(at)4

[Wisconsin 1969]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1970]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1972]

(at)5

[Wisconsin 1969]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1969]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1972]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1970]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1968]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1972]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1972]

(at)1

[Wisconsin 1972]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1972]

(at)5

[Wisconsin 1969]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1970]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1971]

(DN)

[Wisconsin 1968]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1969]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1972]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1969-72]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1969]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1972]

(DN)

[Wisconsin 1968]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1972]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1968]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1971]

(V)

[Wisconsin 1968]

(e)

Confirmed serial ranges and break points:

68 passenger Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Slot at upper left A10-001
A49-369
Slot at lower right A53-846
Slot at upper left A60-146
Slot at lower right A62-670
A99-999
B10-001
B99-999
AA 1001
AA 8191
C10-001
C99-999
D10-001
D99-999
CA 1001
CB 2222
E10-001
E99-999
F10-001
F99-999
EA 1001
EF 8948
G10-001
G99-999
H10-001
H99-999
GA 1001
GG 1996
J10-001
J99-999
K10-001
K99-999
JA 1001
JJ 3464
L10-001
L99-999
M10-001
M99-999
LA 1001
LG 7485
N10-001
N99-999
P10-001
P99-999
NA 1001
NE 9991
Q10-001
Q99-999
R10-001
R99-999
QA 1001
QG 3157
S10-001
S99-999
T10-001
T99-999
SA 1001
SF 1502
U10-001
U99-999
V10-001
V99-999
UA 1001
UE 2247
W10-001
W99-999
X10-001
X95-544
Y10-001
Y99-999
Z10-001
Z99-999
YA 1001
YA 3585

A second series of reflectorized license plates was issued in 1972 for expiration in 1973. These plates followed the same format and conventions as the "68" series and were used for seven years; longer than any prior Wisconsin plate issue.

A notable die variation in this stretch employs the use of an crude, male-only die set. In addition to the more gradually-tapered stamping quality posed by the use of this set, these dies also contain some distinctive features (like a straight-lined "7") that would permanently reappear in the conventional die set during the 1980s. Once again, at least two variations of state name and slogan dies were used on this base.

[Wisconsin 1973]

Reserved series (e)

[Wisconsin 1979]

Reserved series (at)

[Wisconsin 1973]

Reserved series (e)

[Wisconsin 1979]

Reserved series - double letters (e)

[Wisconsin 1978]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1976]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1979]

Crude dies (at)1

[Wisconsin 1977]

(at)3

[Wisconsin 1979]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1975]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1977]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1979]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1974]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1974]

Crude dies (e)

[Wisconsin 1976]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1979]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1973]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1979]

(at)4

[Wisconsin 1975]

Crude dies (e)

[Wisconsin 1979]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1973]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1974]

(at)4

[Wisconsin 1979]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1974]

(DN)

[Wisconsin 1978]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1974-79]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1975]

Crude dies (at)

[Wisconsin 1973]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1973]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1974]

Crude dies (e)

[Wisconsin 1977]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1974]

(DN)

[Wisconsin 1977]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1978]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1973]

(at)4

[Wisconsin 1973]

Crude dies (at)

[Wisconsin 1979]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1977]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1979]

Inverted S die (e)

[Wisconsin 1979]

Crude dies (at)3

[Wisconsin 1979]

Crude dies (at)1

[Wisconsin 1974]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1979]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1973]

(at)

[Wisconsin 1973]

Crude dies (at)

[Wisconsin 1974]

Crude dies (e)

[Wisconsin 1976]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1977]

Crude dies and inverted "M" for "W" (e)

[Wisconsin 1984]

Improperly stickered (e)

[Wisconsin 1975]

Crude dies (e)

[Wisconsin 1978]

(e)

[Wisconsin 1976]

Crude dies (e)

[Wisconsin 1978]

(e)

Confirmed serial ranges:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
73 A10-001
A99-999
B10-001
B99-999
AA 1001
AN 6881
C10-001
C99-999
D10-001
D99-999
CA 1001
CN 7973
E10-001
E99-999
F10-001
F99-999
EA 1001
EY 1342
G10-001
G99-999
H10-001
H99-999
GA 1001
GY 1682
J10-001
J99-999
K10-001
K99-999
JA 1001
JZ 9999
KA 1001
KB 2284
L10-001
L99-999
M10-001
M99-999
LA 1001
LX 7978
N10-001
N99-999
P10-001
P99-999
NA 1001
NW 9092
Q10-001
Q99-999
R10-001
R99-999
QA 1001
QY 2696
S10-001
S99-999
T10-001
T99-999
SA 1001
SW 5420
U10-001
U99-999
V10-001
V99-999
UA 1001
UV 4168
W10-001
W99-999
X10-001
X99-999
WA 1001
WL 4614
Y10-001
Y99-999
Z10-001
Z99-999
YA 1001
YK 9919

Note: I have yet to confirm "crude die" plates for the February or May month series, but I suspect they do exist. "Crude die" plates appear to have been produced in three runs; not all of which covered all months of the year.

Confirmed break points:

73 passenger Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Normal dies G13-391
H79-009
L19-719
M71-896
S21-236
S30-212
W11-606
Crude dies H95-594? M97-817 S33-572
S77-185
U12-168
V72-900
W18-454†
X66-828
Y11-284
Y88-587
Normal dies A11-840
B40-284
C17-221
CN 7973
E17-207
F74-769
GA 1104
GB 5872
J16-162
K94-278
LA 1130
LB 9735
N13-714
P52-505
Q11-995
R79-578
S84-618
S98-984
V77-641
V78-027
X73-206
WB 744n
Z16-969
Crude dies B48-542
B74-137
F82-910
F91-676
GC 2945
GC 4868
K99-2nn LC 1373
LC 6396
P86-091
ND 4280
R84-413
R89-620
T14-478
T71-528
V90-991
V99-622
WC 1873
WC 4603
Z35-849
Z69-925
Normal dies B91-055 GD 5786 LD 3414 T72-624 WD 3866
WL 1999
Z73-346
Z92-532
Crude dies GE 3427
GE 4034
LE 4656
LF 9196
T73-006
T86-271
WL 4604‡ YB 2679
Normal dies AA 4458
AN 6881
EB 7869
EY 1342
GF 7636
*GY 1682
JA 2921
KB 2284
LG 1891
LX 7978
NE 9453
NW 9092
QA 9724
QY 2696
SA 3354
SW 5420
UA 4531
UV 4168
YC 3358
YK 9919
† I have also confirmed number W19-222 in this range as a pair with one normal-die plate and one crude-die plate! Remake? Who knows...
‡ Reported in the crude die style, although it doesn't fit into an expected range.
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