There are many variations of motorcycle plates. Until 1938, they were only one digit wide, and had the letters Comm, MC, and PA stacked vertically along the left side of the plate. The serial number was four or five numeric digits, and could have up to three dashes. By the early to mid-1930s, the prefix “C” had special meaning, but in 1938 it was replaced with a more standard letter prefix.
The first variation of motorcycle plates was a tri-color, solid band base, and no date. This change was introduced in late 2004. As in the previous base, the state name and abbreviation Penna continued to be embossed at the bottom center of the plate. The serial number was the same, although the spacing of the characters was wider than on the previous base. The motorcycle plates issued on this base were made in the middle of the P-series, and the natural expiration date was in 2001. However, motorcycle plates were able to be renewed into 2002.
The last type of motorcycle plates issued in the US was the Veteran style. These were a tri-color solid band with a V-shaped serial number. These motorcycle plates were the only motorcycle plates issued on this base, but later changed to MG000 and were no longer available. The new versions of these motorcycle plates are much smaller than the old ones and do not have date stickers. They are more compact and can be mounted on a bicycle.
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