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Nova Scotia License Plates

Stickers

11 - black on magenta

12 - black on yellow

13 - blue on white

14 - green on tan

15 - white on red

16 - white on black

Standard Passenger Plates

Passenger

HGZ 687
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No DQ-, EI-, or FK- series. EQA - EQZ series omitted.

Dave Fraser informs us that Nova Scotia is now using the same Waldale dies that are in use on Alberta, Prince Edward Island, and Mississippi plates. These plates also differ from the originals in that they have debossed borders, and do not have embossed sticker boxes. The new type began at least by the FAE series. Another difference is that the new dies do not obscure the Bluenose schooner at all.

High with old dies: FAD 726 2012-12-07 Brent Morton

Low with new dies: FAE 002 2012-10-21 Brent Morton

Armand Doreau - 17 Apr ’24

Non-passenger Plates

Antique Auto

S628
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A prefix started Spring 2009 after # 9999 issued.

Peter - 24 Jun ’23

Camper

42 506
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All-embossed blue on white. The dash separator is actually the provincial shield. New dies and debossed border began around the 35-000 series.

Eric Bryden - 17 Sep ’23

Commercial

61-290-DCOMMERCIAL
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For commercial vehicles and transit buses.

Armand Doreau - 26 Jan ’24

Disabled

1V-74
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Eric Bryden - 26 Mar ’23

Firefighter

DJJ7
FF
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"FD" Fire Dept. logo on left

Chris Martin - 20 Aug ’21

Moped

4100
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Recently issued on the 74 base.

Dave Fraser - 1 Apr ’09

Motorcycle

220394
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Seen in Moncton, NB

Motorcycle plates have been downsized from 5"x8" to 4"x7". Plates are still fully embossed and use the same Waldale number dies used on New Brunswick motorcycle plates. It appears that the new type began at 125001.

Eric Bryden - 9 Apr ’24

Motorcycle - Disabled

0P-19
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Embossed wheelchair logo to left of registration number.

Series began at 0P-01.

David Fraser - 15 Aug ’15

Off Highway

LL·798
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Liam Warner - 21 Jul ’23

PRP

PR51922
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PR plate series followed signing of Canadian Agreement on Vehicle Registration (CAVR, for heavy interprovincial trucks and buses) in 1982, Open For Business slogan first appeared in 1993, NS joined larger North American International Registration Plan (IRP) in 2001, Apportioned slogan replaced Open For Business in 2004, red border dropped/revised dies appeared in 2012, all plates red on yellow:

Canada's Ocean Playground low PRP2868

Canada's Ocean Playground high PRP8755

OPEN FOR BUSINESS low PR12163

OPEN FOR BUSINESS high PR26063

APPORTIONED low PR26703

APPORTIONED red border high PR32546

APPORTIONED no-border low PR33273

APPORTIONED no-border high - see History tab

Chris Martin - 18 Apr ’24

Restricted

R29670
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Optional for use on vehicles owned provincial, county, or municipal governments. Even within a city or provincial department, some vehicles will have this plate and some will have regular issue plates.

Eric Bryden - 17 Sep ’23

Search and Rescue

APH3
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SAR stacked on right. Graphic of compass on left. "Volunteer" on bottom.

Chris Martin - 16 Aug ’19

Semi-Trailer

PT
8-50-79
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Permanent Trailer series initially captioned NO-EXPIRY, changed to Open For Business slogan and fixed-interval 5-year sticker expiry terms in 1993 (expiries DEC 1999, DEC 2004, DEC 2009 etc), red border dropped/revised dies appeared in 2012:

NO-EXPIRY low PT1-76-93 (black on yellow plate, no date, no sticker)

NO-EXPIRY high PT2-90-39 (black on yellow plate, no date, no sticker)

OPEN FOR BUSINESS low PT3-31-42 (red on yellow, 5-year term stickered expiry)

OPEN FOR BUSINESS red border high PT6-26-07

OPEN FOR BUSINESS no-border low PT6-51-92

OPEN FOR BUSINESS no-border high - see History tab

Chris Martin - 18 Jan ’24

Trailer

T516-513
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Black on yellow

T339-643 is the first Trailer plate seen with the Mississippi alpha numeral dies (Jan. 18 '12). Plate also has debossed border.

Armand Doreau - 8 Jan ’24

Volunteer Firefighter

ESJ9
VFF
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"FD" Fire Dept. logo on left

Owen Wilding - 26 Feb ’24

Specialty Plates

Acadian

FBX48
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Dave Fraser advises there are big gaps in what has been issued, as small quantities of plates are sent to RMV offices throughout the Province.

Liam Warner - 22 May ’23

Buy Local

LAN70
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Started at LAA01.

Chris Martin - 15 Feb ’24

Conservation

PEB03
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Eric Bryden - 26 Mar ’23

Gaelic

GAZ19
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"Alba Nuadh" means "Nova Scotia" in Gaelic.

Liam Warner - 22 Sep ’22

Land of the Mi'kmaq

MCA12
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Fundraiser for the Mi'kmaq First Nation, but available to all Nova Scotia motorists. Series began at MAA01.

Liam Warner - 17 May ’23

Military Veteran Plates

Veteran

ANT72
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Eric Bryden - 4 Sep ’22