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The High RoadJohn Northup (#3547) and Kit Sage (#1689)

Shown here are the highest license plate numbers observed from most states and provinces, contributed by hobbyists who research and collect license plates from around North America and beyond. “The High Road” is featured in each issue of PLATES Magazine. Send your sightings, or other license plate news, to Red outlines indicate updates needed.


Delaware, Indiana and Rhode Island issue numbers randomly or recycle old numbers continually, resulting in non-sequential issuance; therefore, no progressive “high.”

Alabama, Hawaii, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming issue plates by a county code system, so the most populous county's high is shown.

Massachusetts, Missouri and West Virginia issue plates by a month code system, so the latest month of the year issued is shown, usually December.

Thanks to today’s spotters...

Eric Tanner, Dave Edmondson, Paul Lethbridge, David Budd, Chris Buonanno, Emily Wigley, Rod Gough, Jay Maynard, Chad Garner, Lance Tock, Cynthia & Larry David, Vincent Perillo, Jérémie Jean, Mark Wegner, Kyle Wasson, Jaska Borner, Willie C. Brock Jr. , Allison Hoff, Darryl Antoniw, Andrew Osborne, Bill Watson, Kevin Gallagher, Cam McPhee, Jordan Irazabal, Sam Mazmanian, Andy DeCeunynck, Derreck Cole, Steve Hill, Raheem Aziz, Keith Dickson, Tom Castelli, Tiger Joe, Kit Sage, David Royer, Rick Trapp, Chan, Bruno Vernhes, Ted Curran, Ricky Rose, Michael Smith, Neal Evenhuis, Christian Ponce, Bradley Gallagher, Dave Fraser, Joshua Fickett, Walter Pilley, John Farkas, Craig Powers, Johnathan Baker, Michael Flatto, Charlie Li, Jesus Alexis Valentin, Charles Humphrey, Chris Ackerman, Xavier FitzSimons and Kit Sage.

How about you?

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