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Medal of Honor (1981)

FORMAT: The center of the plate shall bear a golden bronze replica of the appropriate medal. The initials of each recipient shall be embossed to the left of the medal and the letters MOH (for Medal of Honor) shall be embossed to the right of the medal.  This formatting differs somewhat from that spelled out in the vehicle code.

The plate shown here was issued to Gino J. Merli for his heroic efforts in World War II.

from John Clark

from John Clark

 

 

No

 

Air Force Cross (2012)

FORMAT:

00000

A
C

 to current high

Type added 11/4/12

 

from Tom Perri

 

 

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

Personalized

 

 

 

Bronze Star (2012)

FORMAT 1:

00000

B
Z

  to current high

Type added 11/4/12

The Bronze Star Medal, unofficially the Bronze Star, is a United States decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces for either heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service in a combat zone.

 

 

 

 

from Jordan Irazabal

 

from Tom Perri

from Ryan Battin

from Jim McDevitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

FORMAT 1A:

0

B
Z

  Personalized

Personalized, up to 5 characters with flat screened BZ suffix.

 

 

from Arthur Levine

from Jeff Lawson

 

Bronze Star for Valor (2012)

FORMAT:

00000

B
V

  to current high

Type added 11/4/12

The Bronze Star Medal, unofficially the Bronze Star, is a United States decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces for either heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service in a combat zone.

Whenever the medal is awarded by the Army and Air Force for acts of valor in combat, the "V" Device is authorized for wear on the medal and whenever the medal is awarded by the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard for acts of valor or meritorious service in combat, the Combat "V" is authorized for wear on the medal.

from Bruce Bufalini

from Jordan Irazabal and Tom Perri

from Arthur Levine

 

Yes ($100)

 

Personalized

 

 

 

 

Combat Action Badge (2014)

This series of Combat Action plates came about as a result of Act 109 of 2014.

FORMAT:

00000

C
O

 to current high

Type added 11/2/14

 

 

from Nathan Krawzyk

from Bruce Bufalini

from Kyle Kuser

 

 

 

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

Personalized

from Arthur Levine

from Tom Perri

 

 

Combat Action Medal (2014)

This series of Combat Action plates came about as a result of Act 109 of 2014.

FORMAT:

60000

C
O

 to current high

Type added 11/2/14

from Tom Perri

and Jordan Irazabal

 

 

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

Personalized

from Tom Perri

 

 

Combat Action Ribbon (2014)

This series of Combat Action plates came about as a result of Act 109 of 2014.

FORMAT:

40000

C
O

 to current high

Type added 11/2/14

 

 

from Nick Tsilakis

from Jordan Irazabal

 

 

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

Personalized

 

 

 

 

Combat Infantryman Badge (2014)

This series of Combat Action plates came about as a result of Act 109 of 2014.

FORMAT:

20000

C
O

 to current high

Type added 11/2/14

 

from Jordan Irazabal

 

 

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

 

Personalized

 

 

 

 

 

Combat Medical Badge (2014)

This series of Combat Action plates came about as a result of Act 109 of 2014.

FORMAT:

80000

C
O

 to current high

Type added 11/2/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

Personalized      

 

Combat Wounded Veteran (Purple Heart) (1986)

This plate version to the right has been replaced; however, the owner continues to use it with a current sticker.

from Nick Tsilakis

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

FORMAT:

P
H

00000 to current high

On visitPA base with screened image, P/H and Tag Line.  First spotted 11/17/04.

 

Vehicle Code Reference

from Nick Tsilakis

from Nick Tsilakis

from Nick Tsilakis

 

from Jordan Irazabal

from Jordan Irazabal

from Ryan Battin

from Tom Perri

and Jordan Irazabal

 

FORMAT:

P
H

Personalized, up to 5 characters permitted.

 

from Chuck Harrington

 

 

Disabled Veteran (1976)

FORMAT 1: DV-0000 to DV-9999

PENNSYLVANIA on top; DISABLED VETERAN on bottom, condensed legend font, 2 sticker wells on top left and right.

 

 

 

Yes ($50)

 

FORMAT 2: DV-10000 to a point between DV-20469 and DV-21999, PENNSYLVANIA on top; DISABLED VETERAN on bottom, condensed legend font, 2 sticker wells on top left and right. 

 

 

FORMAT 3: From a point between

DV-20470 and DV22000 to DV-24999, PENNSYLVANIA on top; DISABLED VETERAN on bottom, condensed legend font, sticker well bottom left.

 

 

FORMAT 4: From DV-25000 to DV-27999, PENNSYLVANIA on bottom; DISABLED VETERAN on top, condensed legend font, sticker well bottom left.

 

 

FORMAT 5:

D
V

28000 to

D
V

28999

Stacked prefix, PENNSYLVANIA on bottom; DISABLED VETERAN on top, wide legend font, sticker well bottom left.

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 6: DV-29000 to DV-34549 or below, PENNSYLVANIA on bottom DISABLED VETERAN on top, wide legend font, sticker well bottom left.

 

 

 

FORMAT 7 From DV-34549 or below to DV-34640 or above.  Same as above except for a keystone separator in place of the normal dash separator.

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

from Nick Tsilakis

from Nick Tsilakis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 8A: From DV-34641 to DV-36999.  Same as Format 6.

 

Vehicle Code Reference

 

 

from Jordan Irazabal

from Ryan Battin

 

 

 

FORMAT 8B: From DV-79000

Vehicle owners who have a device on the rear of the vehicle for carrying a wheelchair or personal assistive device are authorized to be issued two plates since the assistive device and carrier may block visibility of the vehicle mounted plate.

from Nick Tsilakis

from Nick Tsilakis

 

 

FORMAT 9: DV- 0

Personalized, up to 5 characters with flat screened DV- prefix

from Brian Craig

from Bruce Bufalini

 

from Steve Ondik

   

FORMAT 9A: DV-37000

Flat screened DV- prefix.

 

DV-37007 spotted by Nick Tsilakis 2/13/17

 

 

 

Disabled Veteran, Severe Disability (1986)

The plate to the right is a bit of a mystery.  The plate is obviously old, yet the number series is way too high for Disabled Veteran.  My first guess is that it is an early issue of Severely Disabled Veteran. 

The plate to the right is another example of the plate above.  While this one is not current it is a better image and offers some indication of vintage.

 

 

   

Yes ($50)

 

FORMAT 1:

D
V

80000 to

D
V

86999

PENNSYLVANIA on top and DISABLED VETERAN on bottom.

 

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 2:

D
V

87000 to

D
V

92499

DISABLES VETERAN on top and PENNSYLVANIA on bottom.

 

from Brendan Sherry

 

 

FORMAT 3A:

D
V

92500 to current high

Flat screened PENNSYLVANIA on top and DISABLED VETERAN on bottom, wheelchair & stacked DV.  First seen around 6/2013.

Vehicle Code Reference

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

 

from Ryan Battin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 3B:

D
V

98000 to current high

Vehicle owners who have a device on the rear of the vehicle for carrying a wheelchair or personal assistive device are authorized to be issued two plates since the assistive device and carrier may block visibility of the vehicle mounted plate.

 

Image needed

 

 

 

FORMAT 3C:

D
V

Personalized, up to 5 characters permitted.

from Ryan Battin

from Tom Perri

from Ron Lunn

from Bill Stephens

from Jordan Irazabal

 

 

Disabled Veteran Motorcycle, Severe Disability

FORMAT: This plate uses the Veteran Motorcycle plate with a Person with Disability sticker.

 

 

 

 

Yes ($50)

Personalized

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Flying Cross (2012)

FORMAT:

00000

F
C

  to current high

Type added 11/4/12

from Bill Ceravola

from Tom Perri

and Jordan Irazabal

 

Yes ($100)

 

Personalized

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Service Cross (2012)

FORMAT:

20000

S
C

 

Type added 11/4/12

Image needed

 

 

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

Personalized    

 

Expeditionary Forces (1995)

FORMAT 1:

E
F

0000 to

E
F

0999

Narrow separation between the prefix and the numbers. Changeover points are approximate.

from Colin M.

from Jordan Irazabal

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

FORMAT 2:

E
F

1000 to

E
F

1199

Wide separation between the prefix and the numbers. Changeover points are approximate

from Jordan Irazabal

from Heather Butera-Howel

 

FORMAT 3:

E
F

1200 to

E
F

1999

Narrow separation between the prefix and the numbers. Changeover points are approximate

from Tom Perri

from Tom Perri

Reid Williamson thru Jordan Irazabal

from Jordan Irazabal

from Tom Perri

 

FORMAT 4:

E
F

2000

New design 3/9/14.

Vehicle Code Reference

from Tom Perri

from Brendan Sherry

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 5:

E
F

2400? to current high

from Ryan Battin

 

 

Personalized

 

 

 

 

Gold Star Family (2006)

FORMAT:

G

S
F

0000 to current high

Type added 10/8/06

Plate was released early November 2006

from Jordan Irazabal

from Bill Ceravola

 

 

from Steve Ondik

 

from Brian Hite

 

Yes ($100)

 

FORMAT:

G

S
F

  0      

Personalized, up to 4 characters permitted.

 

from Tom Perri

 

 

Korean Defense Service Medal (2010)

FORMAT:

00000

K
D

 to current high

Type added 7/10.

from Johnny Di Pasquale

from Tom Perri

from Ryan Battin

from Jerry McCoy

 

Yes ($100) 

Personalized

 

from Matt Boyer

 

 

Korean War Veteran (1993)

FORMAT:

K
V

00000

 to current high

 

Vehicle Code Reference

 

from Jeff Lawson

 

Not yet available

 

 

 

Navy Cross (2012)

FORMAT:

10000

N
C

 to current high

Type added 11/4/12

from Fred Monahan

from Tom Perri &

Jordan Irazabal

 

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

Personalized

 

 

 

 

 

Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran (2005)

FORMAT 1: 00001

E
F

 to 00099

E
F

 

reserve issue

from Nick Tsilakis

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

FORMAT 1A: 00100

E
F

 to current high,

 

general issue

Type added 7/17/05, moved to active 9/18/05

from Nick Tsilakis

from Ryan Battin

from Michael Sherry

from Jaska Börner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 1B:     0

E
F

 

 

Personalized, up to 5 characters permitted.

from Bruce Bufalini

 

 

Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran (2005)

FORMAT 1: 00001

I
F

 to 00099

I
F

 

reserve issue

from Bruce Bufalini

from Eric Conner

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

FORMAT 1A: 00100

I
F

 to current high,

 

general issue

Type added 7/17/05, moved to active 9/18/05

from Nick Tsilakis

from Ian Emmett

from Brendan Sherry

from Jordan Irazabal

 

FORMAT 1B:     0

I
F

 

 

Personalized, up to 5 characters permitted.

 

from Ian Emmett

 

 

Pearl Harbor Survivor (1990)

FORMAT:

P
H

 S 

0000 to current high

The plate with the P/H/S000 format is an unknown/unverified format.

 

Vehicle Code Reference

from Michael Wiener

 

from Tom Perri

 

 

Not yet available

 

Persian Gulf War Veteran (1993)

FORMAT 1:

P
G

00000 to ~

P
G

01270

This early edition was made in with the logo inverted.

 

 

   

Yes ($100)

 

FORMAT 1:

P
G

01270 to  

P
G

02999?

upright logo, plus some earlier plates that were replaced.

 

Vehicle Code Reference

from Brent W. Thompson

from Ryan Battin

 

FORMAT 3:

P
G

03000 to current high

Now on visitPA base, July 2015.

 

from Bruce Bufalini

 

Personalized

 

 

 

 

Prisoner of War (1982)

FORMAT 1: POW-000 to POW-999, two sticker wells at top.  There may have been a run of these plates with the placement of PENNSYLVANIA and PRISONER OF WAR reversed.

from Steve Ondik

 

Data needed

Note: Sample images do not necessarily correspond to the various formats.

 

from Paul Barnarol

 

 

Yes ($50)

 

FORMAT 2: 000-POW to 999-POW, two sticker wells.

from Michael Wiener

 
FORMAT 3: POW-A00 to POW-V67 or beyond.

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 4: POW-V68 or above to current high  New design 8/11/13.

 

Vehicle Code Reference

from Bruce Bufalini

 

 

 

 

Personalized

 

 

 

 

Silver Star (2012)

FORMAT:

00000

S
I

 

Type added 11/4/12

from Tom Perri

from Jaska Börner

 

 

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

Personalized    

 

U.S. Air Force (Active Duty)

FORMAT:

40011

A
D

 to current high

Type added 2/5/17

Plates active ~ 5/2017

 

 

Image needed

Type active 5/2017

 

Yes ($100)

 

 

FORMAT:

0

A
D

  Personalized

Up to 5 characters permitted

 

 

 

 

U.S. Air Force Veteran (2009)

FORMAT 1:

20000

A
F

 to current high

Type added 11/19/09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note, these plates are missing the words Air Force at the bottom of the logo.

 

 

from Tom Perri

from Angel Kisses

 

Yes ($100)

 

FORMAT:

0

A
F

  Personalized

Personalized, up to 5 characters permitted.

 

from Arthur Levine

from Bruce Bufalini

from Jordan Irazabal and Tom Perri

 

 

U.S. Army (Active Duty)

FORMAT:

00001

A
D

 to current high

Type added 2/5/17

Plates active ~ 5/2017

 

Image needed

Type active 5/2017

 

Yes ($100)

 

 

FORMAT:

0

A
D

 Personalized

Up to 5 characters permitted

 

 

 

 

U.S. Army Veteran (2009)

FORMAT:

10000

A
R

 to current high

Type added 11/19/09

from Bill Ceravola

from Brendan Sherry

from Ryan Battin

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

 

FORMAT:

0

A
R

  Personalized

Up to 5 characters permitted

from Nick Tsilakis

from Jeff Lawson

 

from Jeff Lawson

from Ron Lunn

from Arthur Levine

 

 

U.S. Coast Guard (Active Duty)

FORMAT:

80011

A
D

 to current high

Type added 2/5/17

Plates active ~ 5/2017

 

Image needed

Type active 5/2017

 

Yes ($100)

 

 

FORMAT:

0

A
D

  Personalized

Up to 5 characters permitted

 

 

 

U.S. Coast Guard Veteran (2009)

FORMAT:

00000

C
G

 to current high

Type added 11/19/09

 

 

from Tom Perri

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

Personalized

 

 

 

 

U.S. Marine Corps (Active Duty)

FORMAT:

60011

A
D

 to current high

Type added 2/5/17

Plates active ~ 5/2017

 

Image needed

Type active 5/2017

 

Yes ($100)

 

 

FORMAT:

0

A
D

  Personalized

Up to 5 characters permitted

 

 

 

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran (2009)

FORMAT:

10000

M
C

 to current high

Type added 11/19/09

from Nick Tsilakis

from Brendan Sherry

from Ryan Battin

from Steve Ondik

 

Yes ($100)

 

FORMAT:

0

M
C

  Personalized

Up to 5 characters permitted

 

 

 

 

U.S. Merchant Marine (2013)

FORMAT:

10000

M
M

 to current high

Type added 4/28/13

 

Image needed

 

 

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

Personalized

 

 

 

 

U.S. Military Airborne Units (2013)

FORMAT:

00000

M
A

 to current high

Type added 4/28/13

 

from Michael Sherry

from Ryan Battin

 

Yes ($100)

 

Personalized

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Navy (Active Duty)

FORMAT:

20011

A
D

 to current high

Type added 2/5/17

Plates active ~ 5/2017

 

Image needed

Type active 5/2017

 

Yes ($100)

 

 

FORMAT:

0

A
D

  Personalized

Up to 5 characters permitted

 

 

 

U.S. Navy Veteran (2009)

FORMAT 1:

10000

N
A

 to current high

Type added 11/19/09

 

 

from Steve Ondik

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

 

Yes ($100)

 

FORMAT 2:

0

N
A

 

Personalized, up to 5 characters permitted.

 

from Brendan Sherry

from Steve Ondik

from Jeff Lawson

 

 

Veteran (2005)

FORMAT 1:

00001

U
S

 to 00099

U
S

reserve issue

Found this #1 image of a veteran plate on PA State Rep. Dick Stevenson's website.  When this new series of plates came out, the first over-the-counter plates were issued with a 00100 U/S format.  Now it has been confirmed that plates with numbers below 100 have been issued.  I have emailed Rep. Stevenson requesting a clarification and received no response.

 

 

from Arnold Cummings

from Tom Perri

from Brendan Sherry

from Nick Tsilakis

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

FORMAT 1A:

00100

U
S

 to current high,

general issue

 

Type added 7/17/05, moved to active 9/18/05.

from Ned Flynn

 

from Brendan Sherry

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMAT 2:

0

U
S

 

Personalized, up to 5 characters permitted.

 

 

 

Veteran Motorcycle (2004)

FORMAT: V0100  to current high

INFORMATION UPDATED 7/17/04

See Form MV-150 These new license plates available around 9/04..

 

from Thomas Zangla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

Personalized

 

 

 

 

Vietnam War Veteran (1999)

FORMAT 1:

V
W

00000

 to

V
W
09399

This colorized plate appears to have been hand painted and is not a newer graphic type.

Vehicle Code Reference

 

 

from Steve Ondik

 

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes ($100)

 

FORMAT 2:

V
W

09400

 to current high

On visitPA base

New design 11/6/14.

from Jeff Lawson

from Ryan Battin

from Ryan Battin

 

from Jordan Irazabal

from Jaska Börner

 

FORMAT 3:

V
W

   0

 

Personalized, up to 5 characters permitted.

 

from Jordan Irazabal

from Jeff Lawson

from Steve Ondik

 

 

World War II Veteran (1995)

FORMAT:

W
W

00000

 to current high

 

Vehicle Code Reference

from Matt Ciecka

 

from Ryan Battin

from Tom Perri

 

Not yet available

 

 

 

 

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