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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...

John Farkas, Steve Grandi, Bradley Gallagher, Paul Lethbridge, Xavier FitzSimons, Dave Edmondson, Brent Kirchner, Steve Hill, Christopher Fancher, Vincent Perillo, Tiger Joe, Larry David, Rick Trapp, Chad Garner, Darryl Antoniw, Kyle Wasson, Jordan Irazabal, Andy DeCeunynck, Xavier Dubé, Jay Maynard, Charlie Li, Sam Mazmanian, Derreck Cole, Lance Tock, Eric Tanner, Mark Wegner, Joshua Fickett, Jesus Alexis Valentin, Chan, Nate Gee, John Fisher, Paul Breland, Walter Pilley, Jesse Wodstrchill, Giancarlo Whitaker, David Royer, Craig Powers, Christian Ponce, Chris Buonanno, Charles Humphrey, Kit Sage, Bruno Vernhes, Jérémie Jean, Johnathan Baker, Cam McPhee, Keith Dickson, Kevin Gallagher, Michael Smith, Neal Evenhuis, Dave Fraser, Andrew Osborne, Michael Flatto and Kit Sage.

How about you?

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