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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...

Steve Hill, Paul Breland, Phillip Mendoza, Charles HumphreyK, Daniel Savage, Rob Homa, Sam Mazmanian, Jérémie Jean, Dave Edmondson, Brent Kirchner, Allison Hoff, Charles Humphrey, Mike Gallop, David Royer, Jay Maynard, Larry David, Walter Pilley, Dale Jacobsen, Dave Fraser, Bruno Vernhes, Jason Slade, Craig Powers, John Farkas, Kevin Gallagher, Nick Jankovich, Jordan Irazabal, Michael Flatto, Will Kendrick, Jack Hollingsworth, Nate Gee, Lee Cryer, Simon Einspahr, Chad Garner, Steve Grandi, Tiger Joe, Xavier FitzSimons, Rick Trapp, Keith Dickson, Brian Thayer, Derreck Cole, Michael Smith, Jim Sadler, Brian Tamayo, Ian Thompson, Mike Fox, Jaska Börner, Johnathan Baker, John Royle, Cam McPhee, Andrew Osborne, Ricky Rose, Corb Moister Jr. and Kit Sage.

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