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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...

Neal Evenhuis, John Rotella, Jake Bechtold, Charles Humphrey, Dave Edmondson, Ted Curran, Larry David, Kit Sage, T.D. Goodman, Daniel Savage, Ricky Rose, Brad Carroll, Michael Flatto, Mark Wegner, Michael Smith, Franky Hernandez, Tom Kautz, Cam McPhee, Bradley Gallagher, Michael G. Koerner, Jay Maynard, Bruno Vernhes, Bill Christian, Andrew Osborne, Jordan Irazabal, Andy DeCeunynck, Derreck Cole, Paul Breland, Charles, Eric Tanner, Corb Moister Jr. , Walter Pilley, Chad Garner, Tiger Joe, Nick Jankovich, Mike Fox, Jim Moini, Jack McGee, Lance Tock, Dave Fraser, Steve Hill, Francis Lapeyre, François-Pierre Doyon, Ed Richter, Darryl Antoniw, Jesus Alexis Valentin, Mike Gallop, Will Kendrick, Jérémie Jean, Johnathan Baker, Craig Powers, Sam Mazmanian, Keith Dickson and Kit Sage.

How about you?

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