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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...

Jeff Fortier, Bruno Vernhes, Nick Jankovich, Charlie Li, Mike Fox, Jordan Irazabal, Sam Mazmanian, Eric Tanner, Michael Flatto, Neal Evenhuis, Walter Wong, Bill Christian, Chad Garner, Kit Sage, Xavier Dubé, Steve Grandi, Jesus Alexis Valentin, Vincent Perillo, Keith Dickson, David Royer, Xavier FitzSimons, Chan, Michael Smith, Andy DeCeunynck, Michael G. Koerner, Dave Fraser, Jérémie Jean, T.D. Goodman, Johnathan Baker, Darryl Antoniw, Mark Wegner, Jake Bechtold, Tiger Joe, Walter Pilley, Lance Tock, Ted Curran, Simon Einspahr, John Royle, Joshua Fickett, Dave Edmondson, Charles Humphrey, Jay Maynard, Joe Libin, Rick Trapp, Christian Ponce, Ernie MacAulay, Christopher Fancher, Jack McGee, Craig Powers, Steve Hill, Andrew Osborne, Corb Moister Jr. , Kevin Gallagher, Derreck Cole, Cynthia & Larry David and Kit Sage.

How about you?

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