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Each of the 48 states of the United States of America plus its territories and the District of Columbia issued individual passenger license plates for the year 1954.

Image State Design Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
1954 AL passenger plate.jpg Alabama Embossed white lettering and rims on blue base. none 0-12-345; 00-12-345 County-coded
1954 Alaska license plate.jpg Alaska Embossed blue numbers on golden yellow plate with border line; embossed territorial flag at left; "ALASKA" embossed in blue block letters centered at top; "53" embossed in top right corner none 12345 1 to approximately 96000 White tabs revalidated 1953 Alaska plates for 1954
Blank License Plate Shape.svg American Samoa
AZ 1954.JPG Arizona Navy blue digits on white background; ARIZONA and last two numbers of year of issue embossed and centered along top. "GRAND CANYON STATE" A-12345 Coded by county of issuance (A)
1954 Arkansas license plate.jpg Arkansas Embossed white numbers on dark green plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 1954" embossed in white block letters centered at top. "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" embossed in white block letters centered at bottom 123-456 1 to approximately 393000
1954 California license plate.jpg California Embossed yellow lettering on black base; "CALIFORNIA 51" embossed at bottom none 1A 23 456
12 A 3 456
unknown White-on-pink tabs revalidated 1951 base plate for 1954
1954 Colorado license plate.jpg Colorado Embossed white lettering and rims on black base; "Colorful" embossed at top 1-1234
A1-1234
1A-1234
10-1234
A10-123
10A-123
County-coded
1954 Connecticut license plate.jpg Connecticut Black rough-textured lettering embossed on unpainted aluminum base, "CT" embossed at bottom right. none Metal colored tabs insert at bottom center to revalidate 1948 base plate.
1954 Delaware license plate.jpg Delaware Reflective white scotchlite painted stainless steel numbers riveted on black painted stainless steel base plate. Base plate embossed with Delaware on top. Insert spaces at bottom. Insert format continued as original. none 123456 1 to approximately 200000 Plates were smaller than the 6 digit plates if they were 5 digits or lower.

1951 base plates renewed with metal tabs for 1954.

1954 District of Columbia license plate.jpg District of Columbia unknown
1954 Florida license plate 7W12558.jpg Florida Embossed orange numbers on blue plate with border line; "FLORIDA" embossed in wide orange block letters centered at top; "19" embossed in bottom left corner and "54" in bottom right corner. "SUNSHINE STATE" embossed at bottom. 12-34567
12A34567
unknown Coded by county, weight, and class
1954 Georgia license plate.jpg Georgia Embossed black lettering and rims on golden yellow base. "PEACH STATE" embossed at bottom. A-12345
A/B-12345
Coded by county
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Guam
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Hawai'i
1954 Idaho license plate.jpg Idaho Embossed black numbers on white plate with border line; "IDAHO 54" embossed in black block letters centered at bottom. none A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county
Illinois 1954 2236 213.jpg Illinois White lettering embossed on black base; "19 ILLINOIS 54" at bottom. "LAND OF LINCOLN" embossed at top 123 456
1234 567
1 to approximately 2700 000 First use of "Land of Lincoln" nickname
1954 Indiana license plate.JPG Indiana White lettering embossed on maroon base; "54" embossed at top and state name at bottom. none AB 1234 County-coded
1954 Iowa license plate.jpg Iowa Embossed black numbers on white plate with border line; "19 IOWA 53" embossed in black block letters centered at top. "THE CORN STATE" embossed in black block letters centered at bottom. 12-3456 County-coded; Metal renewal tab used on 1953 base plates for 1954.
Kansas 1954 JW-3154.jpg Kansas Embossed black numbers on white state-shaped plate with border line; "KANSAS 54" embossed in black block letters centered at top. "THE WHEAT STATE" embossed in black block letters centered at bottom. A/B-12345 County-coded
1954 Kentucky license plate.JPG Kentucky Embossed dark blue numbers on white plate; "KENTUCKY" embossed in narrow dark blue block letters at top with "-'54" to right; county name embossed in wide dark blue block letters centered at bottom. TOUR KENTUCKY embossed at top. 123-456 Issued in blocks by county
1954 Louisiana license plate.jpg Louisiana Yellow base with embossed green lettering and border and pelican in center. "LOUISIANA-YAMS" embossed at bottom center between "19" and "54." YAMS 123 456
1954 Maine license plate.jpg Maine Embossed black numbers on white plate with border line; "MAINE" embossed in black block letters offset to left above numbers, with metal tab slots to right. "VACATIONLAND" embossed in black block letters centered below numbers. 123-456 1 to approximately 375-000 1950 plates revalidated for 1954 with silver tabs.
1954 Maryland License Plate.JPG Maryland Embossed yellow numbers and rims on black plate with border line; "MARYLAND" and "54" embossed in yellow block letters centered above and below numbers respectively. none AB-12-34 A-10-01 to approximately JF-65-00 For each two-letter series, only the letters A through H, and J, were used.
1954 Massachusetts sticker.jpg Massachusetts Massachusetts issued windshield stickers to renew 1953 base plates for 1954. Image of the windshield sticker is shown at left.
1954 Michigan License Plate.JPG Michigan Yellow embossed lettering and rims on dark blue base; "19 MICHIGAN 54" at top. "WATER WONDERLAND" embossed at bottom. AB-12-34 County-coded
1954 Minnesota license plate.JPG Minnesota Embossed blue numbers on cream plate with border line; "MINNESOTA" embossed in blue block letters centered at bottom; "19" embossed in bottom left corner and "54" in bottom right corner. "10,000 LAKES" embossed at top. 123-456
1954MississippiLicensePlate.jpg Mississippi Black base with embossed white lettering and border. The county name was stamped on the bottom of the license plate. none 123-456 unknown Issued in numerical blocks by county.
1954 Missouri license plate X66-795.jpg Missouri Embossed white lettering on maroon base. "MISSOURI" embossed at top. none A12-345
1954 Montana license plate.jpg Montana Embossed white numbers on black plate with state-shaped border; "MONTANA–53" embossed in white block letters below numbers "THE TREASURE STATE" embossed in white block letters above numbers 1-12345
10-1234
1953 base plates were revalidated for 1954 with silver-gray metal tabs. Coded by county of issue.
1954 Nebraska license plate.JPG Nebraska Embossed yellow lettering on black base. "NEBRASKA 54" embossed at top. none 12-3456 County-coded
1954 Nevada license plate.jpg Nevada Embossed silver numbers on dark blue plate with border line; "NEVADA 1954" embossed in silver block letters at bottom. none A/ 1-234
A/B1-234
County-coded
1954 New Hampshire license plate.jpg New Hampshire Embossed white numbers on forest green plate with border line; "NEW HAMPSHIRE" embossed in white block letters at bottom; embossed "1954" centered at top none AB123 County-coded
1954 New Jersey license plate.jpg New Jersey Embossed orange lettering on black base; "N. 52 J." embossed at bottom. none A/B 123
A/B 12A
A/B A12
A/B 1A2
A/B 1234
County-coded. Orange-on-silver "54" renewal tabs used on 1952 base.
1954 New Mexico license plate.jpg New Mexico Embossed yellow lettering on black base. "NEBRASKA 54" embossed at top. none 12-3456 County-coded
1954 New York license plate.jpg New York Embossed gold lettering on black base; "NY" embossed in gold block letters in bottom left corner and "53" in bottom right corner. "THE EMPIRE STATE" embossed at bottom center AB12-34 County-coded. 1953 base plates revalidated with black-on-gold "54" tabs.
1954 North Carolina license plate.jpg North Carolina Embossed black lettering on golden yellow base. Either "NORTH CAROLINA 54" or "N.C. DRIVE SAFELY 54" embossed at bottom. none 123-456
A-12345
100-001 to 760-000 on all-number format W, R, N, and X used on letter format
1954 North Dakota license plate.jpg North Dakota Embossed white numbers on black plate with border line; "NORTH DAKOTA 54" embossed in white block letters at top. none 123-456 1 to approximately 200-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Northern Mariana Islands
1954 Ohio license plate.JPG Ohio Embossed white numbers on maroon plate with border line; "OHIO 1954" embossed in white block letters at bottom. none A·12345
AB·1234
12345·A
1234·AB
A·1234·B
Issued in blocks by county
1954 Oklahoma license plate.jpg Oklahoma Embossed yellow numbers on black plate; "54 OKLAHOMA" embossed at bottom. none 1-123456
10-12345
County-coded
1954 Oregon license plate.jpg Oregon Embossed black numbers on aluminum plate with border line; "OREGON" embossed in black block letters centered above numbers; month of expiration embossed in top left corner. none 123-456 1 to approximately 999-999 "54" revalidation tabs issued to be placed on top right corner of 1951 and 1950 base plates.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Panama Canal Zone
1954 Pennsylvania license plate 330FP.jpg Pennsylvania Embossed yellow lettering and state-shaped border on blue base. "1954 PENNA" embossed at top below 3-31-55 expiration date.. none 123AB
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Puerto Rico
1954 Rhode Island license plate.jpg Rhode Island Embossed black lettering on white base. "RHODE 53 ISLAND" embossed at bottom. none A1234 Black "54" renewal tabs inserted over 53 at bottom center.
1954 South Carolina license plate.jpg South Carolina Embossed white numbers on black plate; "SOUTH CAROLINA 54" embossed in white block letters at bottom. none A-123-456 Coded by weight class (A)
1954 South Dakota license plate.jpg South Dakota Embossed black lettering on white base with Mount Rushmore decal at top. none 1-1234
1-A123
12-1234
12-A123
Coded by county (1 or 10 prefix)
1954 Tennessee license plate.jpg Tennessee Embossed yellow numbers on black state-shaped plate with border line; "TENN. 54" embossed in yellow block letters centered at bottom. none 1-12345
10-1234
1D-12345
10D-1234
(D) in registration indicates vehicles weighing over 3,500 lbs.
1954 Texas license plate DW 9473.jpg Texas
Ut1954.JPG Utah
1954 Vermont license plate.jpg Vermont Embossed dark green numbers on white plate; "54 VERMONT" embossed in dark green block letters centered at bottom. none 12345
A1234
1954 Virginia license plate.JPG Virginia Embossed white numbers on black plate; "VIRGINIA 1954" embossed in white block letters at top. none 123-456 1 to approximately 999-999
1954 Washington license plate.jpg Washington Embossed white numbers on green plate; "54 WASHINGTON" embossed in white block letters at bottom. none 123-456 A
12-345 AB
County-coded (A or AB)
1954 West Virginia license plate.jpg West Virginia Embossed yellow numbers on black plate with border line; "W. VA. EXP.-6-30-54" embossed in yellow block letters at bottom. none 123-456
1954 Wisconsin license plate.jpg Wisconsin Embossed black numbers on golden yellow plate; "WIS" embossed in black block letters in top left corner; month of expiration and "53" embossed in top right corner. "AMERICA'S DAIRYLAND" embossed in black block letters centered at bottom. A12-345 Letter corresponds to month of expiration. Red "54" tabs revalidated 1953 base plate for this year.
1954 Wyoming license plate.JPG Wyoming Embossed black numbers and Bucking Horse and Rider on white plate with border line; "54 WYOMING" embossed in black block letters at bottom. none 1-12345
10-1234
County-coded

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