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Error Plates

Tags with manufacturing errors show up from time to time with defects ranging from something as simple as a plate being stamped off center, to more serious errors, such as the wrong dies being used. Examples of both extremes are illustrated here.
 


This is actually a 1918 “thick” variety plate which had its date stamped with a “13” die instead of an “18” die.
      
  
 
The serial number was stamped off center, such that it overlaps the first few letter of the “The Land of Enchantment” slogan at the top.
   
   
 
On this prorate backing plate sticker, New Mexico is spelled wrong as “New Mexice.”
   
   
 
The “8” is upside down on this motorcycle plate.
   
      
    
 
The sticker on this permanent registration RV plate suffers from a computer error which caused both the first letter of PRM, and the first digit of the plate serial number, to be enlarged and pulled into the position where the two-digit year would appear on an annual registration sticker.
 

 

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