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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...

Gary Hughes, Nathan G., Johnathan Baker, Ed Angiolillo, Mike Fox, Steve Hill, Michael Flatto, Daniel Savage, Mike Gallop, Charles Humphrey, Jay Maynard, Vincent Perillo, Sam Mazmanian, Steve Grandi, Bruno Vernhes, T.D. Goodman, Dave Fraser, Simon Einspahr, Derreck Cole, Jack Hollingsworth, Chris Scott, Eric Laberge, Walter Pilley, Brent Kirchner, Michael Smith, Phillip Mendoza, Ricky Rose, Cam McPhee, Andrew Osborne, Jim Sadler, Jordan Irazabal, Craig Powers, Paul Breland, Dave Edmondson, Corb Moister Jr. , John Royle, Jason Slade, Kyle Wasson, Dale Jacobsen, Chad Garner, Ian Thompson, Larry David, Brian Thayer, Rick Trapp, Raheem Aziz, Tiger Joe, David Royer, Francis Lapeyre and Kit Sage.

How about you?

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