1972-1973 LOUISIANA PASSENGER PLATE FROM TROOP E.
THERE WAS A DIE CHANGE IN THIS SERIES, IN THE 1971 PRODUCTION CYCLE AT ANGOLA. PERHAPS A SEPARATE STAMPING PRESS WAS ACQUIRED FOR THE HIGHER NUMBERS.

ACCORDING TO ERIC TANNER, THE CHANGE POINT WAS BETWEEN 86E AND 87E.

THE HIGH REPORTED BY ERIC FOR 1973 WAS 106E242.
THE PREVIOUS HIGH FOR 1971 WAS 99,357
BEST GUESS IS THAT PLATES ABOVE 87,000 WERE LIKELY PRODUCED AFTER PRODUCTION HAD ALREADY STARTED IN 1971, AND ONLY THOSE ABOVE 100,000 WERE ACTUALLY SOLD IN 1973, THE SECOND YEAR OF THE CYCLE.