Virginia passenger car plate

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Virginia passenger car plate

Gallery of Virginia License Plates

Standard-issue passenger car plates issued 1906 to present

 

Now up to 55 of 110 years shown on this page. 

Latest noteworthy updates to this page
  • March 29, 2016  –  Added photos of 1973 and 2015 plates.  Added a placeholder for a 2018 plate. 
  • Decemeber 17, 2015  –  Brand new page! 

Introduction

Hopefully, someday, this page will eventually show one Virigina passenger car plate for each year they've been issued. 

I don't actually collect Virginia license plates, except in the few cases where I need one to complete a set.  However, I've lived in states adjacent to Virginia for over 45 years, and I regularly travel to or drive through Virginia, so I've seen Virginia license plates in use on a regular basis for nearly my entire life.  I also frequently have old plates in my trade box.  As a result of all of this, I'm able to provide information about and photos of Virginia plates despite not collecting them. 

Unlike the rest of my site, hardly any of the photos shown on this page are from my personal collection.  I haven't meticulously identified the source of every plate that's not from my collection on this page, but I did photograph every plate shown unless it's credited otherwise. 

If you have, or can take, a digital photo of a plate from a year not shown below, send it to me in an e-mail attachment.  I'll add it to this page, and will credit you for submitting it.  For any plates dated 1947 or earlier, please also provide me with the dimensions of the plate, so that I may make the size of the image in proportion to the others. 

Gallery of Virginia passenger car plates, 1906 to present

(1933, 1940 through 1942, 1944 through 1958, 1961, 1969 through 1972, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1993, 2005 – Benzie plates.  1985 – Kilpatrick plate.  The 1959, 1977, 2003, 2004, and 2007 plates are from my own collection.  All others either are or were previously in my trade box, are candid photos of plates in actual use, or have crossed my path in some other manner.) 

1906-1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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Page credits

Thanks to those who have directly contributed to the information on this page:  Dave Kilpatrick, Chris Benzie. 

Kilpatrick plate was from the collection of Dave Kilpatrick.  Benzie plates are/were from the collection of Chris Benzie. 


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