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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...

Joey Gonder, Will Kendrick, Bruno Vernhes, Charlie Li, Johnathan Baker, Derreck Cole, Jesus Alexis Valentin, John Kaleel, Kyle Wasson, Lance Tock, Charles, Ed Richter, Ted Curran, David Royer, Andy DeCeunynck, Jay Maynard, Willie C. BrockJr. , Jérémie Jean, Eric Tanner, Jason Cowdell, Tom Castelli, Walter Pilley, Neal Evenhuis, Steve Hill, Jaska Börner, Xavier Dubé, John Farkas, Jordan Irazabal, Larry David, Darryl Antoniw, Jeff Fortier, Corb Moister Jr. , Kevin Gallagher, Chris Buonanno, Emily, Michael Flatto, Ricky Rose, Bradley Gallagher, Chad Garner, Charles Humphrey, Rod Gough, Francis Lapeyre, Jim Palmer, Keith Dickson, Andrew Osborne, Ernie MacAulay, Rob Homa, Cam McPhee, Nate G., Nathan Kuehn, Dave Edmondson, Vincent Perillo and Kit Sage.

How about you?

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