New Jersey became the latest state to go flat, as of late April 2014. Production of flat plates began April 1, 2014. A10-EFF was the first flat plate. That plate has been seen on the road. The last embossed plate was late in the EEK series, possibly T99-EEK. No suffixes between EEL and EFE have been seen, and there is no overlap between the embossed and flat plates. Thanks to Jim Moini for that information. The highest embossed plate seen is R40-EEK.
The FQ- series was skipped.
New Jersey had a big jump in the A series.
Pre-jump high: W74-ASP 2011-04-02 Dave Mackey
Jump low: C14-AUF 2010-11-24 Ed Angiolillo
Note: Around the time the YND series was the high, a YYH series plate was spotted. Meanwhile, the original series before that jump continues with a pre-jump high of YYA-68F.
Stickers boxes, which were dropped in the late V-- series, have appeared (maybe as an error?) again in the Y-- series after being completely absent from the W-- series. Dave Mackey reports seeing them on a YBX or YBZ series plate.
There is no clean break as to where sticker boxes in the top corners of the plates were dropped. VZS and VZT series plates have both been observed with and without boxes. Some VYX series were produced without boxes.
Simon reports UVT-83G on 2006-05-08, but in the blue plate format.
Plates jumped from the S to the U series. The T series is used on TRAILER plates.
State name in slightly larger font since LGX series. From Wally Punzmann - LGL-83P original 3M, LNF-77Z new Avery type. Clark Wothe confirms Avery sheeting as far back as LHM-76M. Jeff Ellis reports that the change took place between the LG and LJ series. Bobby Pressimone reports that New Jersey has changed back to 3M from Avery between PXL and PXS. The 3M has a more pronounced border, especially at the bottom. Also, the new sheeting has the standard 3M hologram running down through the middle. These plates first started to appear around the end of Jan. 2004.
Jeff Fazekas reports that as of 1 Oct. 2004, New Jersey is no longer issuing passenger plate stickers. Newly issued plates from around RVA forward will not have stickers, and as of 1 Jan. 2005, sticker will no longer be issued for renewals.
Current format low: A27-AAA 2011-04-15 Jim Moini
Last format high: ZZZ-86Z 2011-08-01 Brad Harding
- 19 Apr ’19