New Jersey's current license plate, which has been the official plate of the state since 1992, is a bit of a bummer.
A fading off-yellow that says nothing about the state we live in or what New Jersey means to the rest of the country. One of the other few plates you'll see are the solid blue plates, which don't offer much by way of originality, but at least it's nicer to look at.
Sadly, the blue plates serve as strong symbolism that the person that is driving that car was likely born before World War II.
Despite the fact we typically see a couple of these New Jersey license plates on the road, there are a plethora of designs the state has seen, dating back to the early 1900s.
Below are a handful of license plate designs New Jersey has had over the years. Any plate 1959 until present is still considered valid, provided they have been continuously registered. It is also possible to have a serial from an older plate remade on a plate of a newer design.
Pick your favorite old NJ old license plate design below.
New Jersey's license plate designs through the years
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 producer, writer, and host Joe Votruba. Any opinions expressed are his own.