Suffix Number Plates


Suffix number plates were originally introduced in 1963 as a result of the need to expand the number of possible number plate combinations that could be issued to vehicles. As the dateless system was beginning to come to an end the decision was made to add a letter the end of the registration as not only would this drastically increase the number of potential combinations and also that the character could be used to identify the registration year of the vehicle.

Suffix plates consist of a combinations or three letters combined with a number ranging from 1 to 999 followed by another letter (excluding I,Q & Z) which identifies the year the plate was registered.

Suffix Dates of issue
A January 1963 - December 1963
B January 1964 - December 1964
C January 1965 - December 1965
D January 1966 - December 1966
E January 1967 - July 1967
F August 1967 - July 1968
G August 1968 - July 1969
H August 1969 - July 1970
J August 1970 - July 1971
K August 1971 - July 1972
L August 1972 - July 1973
M August 1973 - July 1974
N August 1974 - July 1975
P August 1975 - July 1976
R August 1976 - July 1977
S August 1977 - July 1978
T August 1978 - July 1979
V August 1979 - July 1980
W August 1980 - July 1981
X August 1981 - July 1982
Y August 1982 - July 1983

For further information on other number plate formats, please click on the following links:

Prefix Number Plates | New Style Number Plates | Dateless Number Plates | Irish Number Plates Current Style Number Plates

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