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Alaska License Plates

As of October 2004, Alaska reverted to the blue on yellow "Last Frontier" passenger plate with the state flag as the standard issue replacing the "Gold Rush" design that has been in use for several years. No additional Gold Rush plates will be issued, but existing plates will be renewed indefinitely. Dirk Starck reports that ERT 999 was the last Gold Rush plate produced.

Starting Jan. 2, 2008, Alaska issued a new design for standard plates to celebrate 50 years of statehood in 2009. These plates were issued through Dec. 31, 2009. The plates are graphic, but registration characters are embossed.

Alaska has returned to the fully embossed Flag - 2 base. Dirk Starck reports the GAA series as somewhat of a low, but he has also seen an FGD series, which would have been from the original batch before the Statehood plates started since the original order of Flag - 2 plates went through FGE 999.

Stickers

11 - black on white (all)

12 - black on red (renewals), white on red (new registrations)

13 - black on green (renewals), white on green (new registrations)

14 - black on blue (renewals) white on blue, white on blue (new registrations)

15 - black on white (all)

16 - black on red (renewals), white on red (new registrations)

17 - black on green

18 - black on blue

Standard Passenger Plates

Flag - 2

KDK 410
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This is the second run of Flag plates, which started after the Gold Rush plates ended. With the exception of the very earliest plates of this type right after the change back from Gold Rush, all have been fully embossed. These plates appear to have started at ERU 100 in screened form, and then switched to fully embossed in the mid-ERV series.

ERV 479 is the highest screened plate reported. ERV 490 is the lowest embossed reported. Rich Cartier confirmed that some leftover sheeting was used, but Alaska will no longer produce any flat plates because of complaints from law enforcement agencies that flat plates could not be discerned in the winter due to road grime. However, the newest base (Alaska Statehood) has screening.

Royce reports that the DMV skipped the FAA series.

The last plate ordered on the Flag base was FGE 999, but the highest spotted in use are in the FGC series. The remainder of the FGB-FGE Flag plates will eventually be issued in 2010 after the Celebrating Statehood plates end.

GVA and GUA-GUZ issued out of sequence. State is currently issuing GTA-GTZ.

Steve Hill - 11 Sep ’18

Alaska Statehood

FUW753
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This is the new Celebrating Statehood design base, which started at FGF100. Personalized plates are available on this base. No FK- series seen. Some FT- series were issued before the FS- series, but now most of the FS- series has been issued.

The last plate issued in the Statehood series was FUW999, and it was issued to our own Royce Williams.

Johnathan Baker - 22 Jun ’15

Gold Rush

ERT 999
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Gold Rush plates started at DJY 100. The lowest spotted is DJY 102.

Dirk Starck - 15 Dec ’04

Flag - 1

DJW 135
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This is the first run of Flag plates, before the Gold Rush issue. All of this type were screened, except for the embossed registration letters and numbers.

(no BY-, BZ-, CX-, DA-, DB-, DC-, DD-, DE- seen) Adriaan Bergink has a mint leftover stock plate DJX 626, so it appears that DJX was the last series in the flag issue and DJY was the first series in the Gold Rush issue. Sean reports a DJP in the Gold Rush issue, so there may be some overlaps. DJX 983 appeared on eBay in mint condition, so it was undoubtedly also a leftover stock plate that was never issued.

Dirk Starck - 11 Jul ’02

Bear

JMH 913
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This is a no-fee optional plate that began in May, 2015. The series began at JAA.

Michael Smith - 31 Jul ’18

Non-passenger Plates

Commercial Trailer

4094 SS
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Prefix runs 1000-9999 before suffix is incremented. SQ suffix skipped.

Dirk Starck - 7 Jun ’14

Dealer

9303 DL
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Embossed

Blue on gold base

"DEALER" embossed between lower bolt holes

Dirk Starck - 10 Aug ’12

Exempt

YZE 150
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For non-profits

Now fully embossed.

Dirk Starck - 10 Feb ’16

Handicapped

HBZ%102
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Series is still fully embossed.

Dirk Starck - 6 Feb ’16

Historic Vehicle

HC 674
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State name screened was formerly screened, but Historic plates are now fully embossed. Series rolled over from HZ to HA prefix, now HB.

Dirk Starck - 12 Jun ’15

Local Government

XZD 278
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Fully embossed

Current series started with XXG 100

- 17 Aug ’18

Low Speed Vehicle

LSV 228
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- 17 Aug ’18

Motorcycle/Trailer

1969 TF
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"MOTORCYCLE" was embossed at bottom of motorcycle plates until 1998, ending at 9999 MN. Replaced by generic motorcycle/trailer plates in the 1000 RA format. Some of the early RA style plates have "TRAILER" embossed at the bottom.

Series has rolled over from RZ suffix to TA suffix. SA thru SZ suffix reserved for Commercial Trailer plates.

Dirk Starck - 1 Dec ’15

State Troopers

AST 078
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Alaska State Troopers used AST 123 and then the 123 AST series. New style base with shield graphic. Now the series has rolled back to the AST prefix.

Dirk Starck - 9 Nov ’14

Truck

9979 DS
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This is the non-embossed Flag high. Theoretical end is 9999 DS since no DT plates were ordered. Non-commercial trucks started to receive regular passenger plates when the Gold Rush base started.

Royce Williams - 20 Aug ’04

Specialty Plates

Disabled Veteran

DCB 190
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There are two types of Disabled Veteran plates. The DA series has the handicapped wheelchair on it. The DB series does not have the wheel chair.

DA series high: DAZ 290

DB series high: DBL 145

DC series high: DCB 190

The DA series (wheelchair) has rolled over to DC.

Dirk Starck - 7 Jun ’14

Ex-Prisoner of War

POW 171
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Series started at 001 rather than 100, which is usual for Alaska plates.

- 17 Aug ’18

Kid Plate

647 KID
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Original series ran through KID 999, then reversed.

Willie C Brock Jr - 17 Feb ’16

National Guard

VHA 898
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Series started with the VNG prefix, and did not use any of the VET

series. After VNG was exhausted, VHA began. Note that this plate has a footer of "NATIONAL GUARD" instead of "VETERAN."

Royce Williams - 17 Feb ’07

Pearl Harbor Survivor

PH 162
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Royce Williams - 29 May ’05

Purple Heart

VPB 248
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Series started at VPH 100, then went to VPA. VPB series is on the new style base. The current high had a P (permanent) sticker.

Dirk Starck - 3 Apr ’14

Veteran - Air Force

VED 666
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Air Force logo on left side of plate.

Series started with VAF for Veteran - Air Force, then VET 500 to VET 799, then moved to VAA, then started with the VEx series, from VEA through the most recent VEC.

Air Force logo moved to left side of plate somewhere around VEC700.

Dirk Starck - 5 Apr ’14

Veteran - Army

VBH 548
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Series started with VAR for Veteran - Army, and then a portion of the VET prefix was used, then moved to VAA, then started with the VBx series, from VBA through the most recent VBF.

Army logo is now on the left side of the plate.

Dirk Starck - 20 May ’15

Veteran - Coast Guard

VCC 157
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Series started with the VCG prefix, then VCB prefix followed.

Starting with VCC prefix Coast Guard emblem moved to left side of plate.

Dirk Starck - 5 Apr ’14

Veteran - Marines

VGC 152
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Series started with the VMC prefix, them moved to VET 100-199, and then started the VGx series, starting with VGA and currently in VGB.

Marine Corps emblem now on left side of plate. Move occurred mid VGB prefix.

Dirk Starck - 9 Nov ’14

Veteran - Navy

VFC 861
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Series started with the VNV prefix, then cycled through a portion of the VET prefix (900-999), then moved to VNV, then started with the VFx series, from VFA through the most recent VFC. VFC plates now being issued have the navy logo on left side of plate. Move occurred mid VFC prefix.

Dirk Starck - 5 Apr ’14