Indiana Antique License Plates 1950-1959

You may plate a vehicle that is at least 25 years old with an antique license plate (Year of Manufacture license plate) that was issued by the Indiana BMV in the model year of the vehicle.

1950 License Plate

1950

Background: Black
Letters: Gold
Number issued: Not Available

Indiana license plates were issued with only numerals until 1950, when a prefix consisting of two alpha characters was assigned, with "AA" through "AY" for Marion County, all the way through "ZX" through "ZZ" for Miami County.

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1951 License Plate

1951

Background: White
Letters: Black
Number issued: Not Available

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1952 License Plate

1952

Background: Yellow
Letters: Black
Number issued: Not Available

The 1952 issuance was a tab placed over the 1951 license plate in an effort to conserve metal.

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1953 License Plate

1953

Background: Green
Letters: Black
Number issued: 1,332,132

In 1953, Hoosiers were again asked to bolt a tab over the 1951 license plate.

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1954 License Plate

1954

Background: Reddish-brown
Letters: White
Number issued: Not available

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1955 License Plate

1955

Background: Reddish-brown
Letters: White
Number issued: Not available

The 1955 tab was placed over the 1954 license plate.

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1956 License Plate

1956

Background: Blue
Letters: Yellow
Number issued: Not available

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1957 License Plate

1957

Background: Yellow
Letters: Blue
Number issued: Not available

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1958 License Plate

1958

Background: Dark Blue
Letters: Gold
Number issued: Not available

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1959 License Plate

1959

Background: Yellow
Letters: Blue
Number issued: Not available

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Some license plate images presented with the assistance of the Jacob A. Newkirk Historic License Plate Collection.