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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...

Jordan Irazabal, Cam McPhee, Jaska Börner, Ted Curran, Jim Palmer, Chad Garner, John Farkas, Bruno Vernhes, Joey Gonder, Keith Dickson, Ernie MacAulay, Willie C. BrockJr. , Nathan Kuehn, Derreck Cole, Vincent Perillo, Chris Buonanno, Jérémie Jean, Rod Gough, Charles Humphrey, Andrew Osborne, Kyle Wasson, Neal Evenhuis, Lance Tock, Steve Hill, Bradley Gallagher, John Kaleel, Xavier Dubé, Michael Flatto, Jay Maynard, Jeff Fortier, Eric Tanner, Charles, Jason Cowdell, Emily, Jesus Alexis Valentin, Tom Castelli, Andy DeCeunynck, Corb Moister Jr. , Kevin Gallagher, Johnathan Baker, Will Kendrick, Ricky Rose, Dave Edmondson, Ed Richter, Rob Homa, Charlie Li, David Royer, Walter Pilley, Nate G., Francis Lapeyre, Darryl Antoniw, Larry David and Kit Sage.

How about you?

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