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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

GWY 535
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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

Sam Farley - 6 Oct ’21

Non-passenger Plates

Antique Auto

P253
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A prefix started Spring 2009 after # 9999 issued.

Brent Morton - 22 Sep ’21

Camper

40 768
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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.

Brent Morton - 13 Sep ’21

Commercial

58-425-D
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For commercial vehicles and transit buses.

Brent Morton - 1 Oct ’21

Disabled

5P-88
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Chris Martin - 6 Aug ’21

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

204634
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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.

Chris Martin - 23 Jul ’21

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

HD·244
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Jim Sadler - 25 Sep ’21

PRP

PR44324
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Red on yellow, smaller PR prefix (not stacked), "OPEN FOR BUSINESS" slogan on original issues, but changed to "APPORTIONED" around PR26000 range. Lowest observed - PR26703. First issued in 1995.

Alexandre tremblay - 23 Dec ’20

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
8-04-70
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Red on yellow, stacked PT prefix, "OPEN FOR BUSINESS" slogan. First issued in 1995.

Chris Martin - 29 Sep ’21

Trailer

T480-271
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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.

Brent Morton - 22 Sep ’21

Volunteer Firefighter

EDN4
VFF
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"FD" Fire Dept. logo on left

Chris Martin - 19 Feb ’21

Specialty Plates

Acadian

FBT64
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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.

Chris Martin - 20 Aug ’21

Buy Local

LAF43
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Started at LAA01.

Brent Morton - 31 Oct ’15

Conservation

PDC37
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Brent Morton - 3 Oct ’21

Gaelic

GAU35
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"Alba Nuadh" means "Nova Scotia" in Gaelic.

Dave Fraser - 14 Feb ’21

Land of the Mi'kmaq

MBL98
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Fundraiser for the Mi'kmaq First Nation, but available to all Nova Scotia motorists. Series began at MAA01.

Jim Sadler - 27 Sep ’21

Military Plates

Veteran

AKZ71
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Stéphane Loysel - 7 Aug ’12