Spotted in Las Vegas
The latest change is from flats to embossed with different dies and the state shape in the middle. As noted, these plates came into use in July, 2015.
Flat high: 53B nnn
Embossed low: 65B 013
Having issued all of the A series through 999·AZZ, the issue progressed to the new format of 00A·000, which will run through 99Z·999. After 99Z 999, the next series will be 000 A00-999 Z99.
Plate production moved out of state prison to a new facility on 7/13/15. With the move plates will return to embossed print instead of flat.
Series low: 00A·017 2015-08-15 Michael Smith
The A series followed part of the L series, which followed the Y series. (See below)
The 1982 blue base went through at least ANM, so it is likely the current issue started at ANP, but the lowest reported so far has been ANU.
The current base began in January, 2001, replacing the previous base by the end of that year. Plates were embossed through late 2006 when flat plates were introduced.
Series began at 001·MAA (but see note at bottom since L series plates are now being issued as of June 2013.)
Embossed high: 836·TUM
Flat low: nnn·TUP
Jayson Elliot reports 833·TUR and 445·TUU embossed, so there seems to have been some flipping back and forth between embossed and flats.
Tony Mahoney reports a TUT embossed and a TUV flat.
Although the series began at MAA, there are lower plates on the road because the owners kept their old numbers from the previous base.
Note: When the ZAA series began to appear in early 2011, it was reported to us that the Z series was being introduced as the new Dealer plate, however, that report seems to have been incorrect. Regular Pass. plates were around XJA at the time, so the Z series was way out of sequence. Only ZAA through ZCC have been reported to us. 003·ZCC is the high reported by Michael Smith on 2016-02-08. Z series plates changed back to embossed late in the ZBG series.
We now have a partial answer from the Nevada DMV about the Z series. Those plates are part of a "special program." No details were given. The odd part is that even the holders of Z series plates have not been told why they received them, or what the significance of them is.
Now we have this information from Michael Smith regarding the Z series: The "choose to receive new license plates" referred to below are the Z series.
Customers (of dealers) can choose to receive new license plates or to transfer their current license plates and use applicable credits. The registration certificate, decal and license plates (if any) are mailed to the new owner.
This inquiry also yielded some other information. Upon reaching 999·YZZ, Nevada will remain in 6 character plates by doing as Virginia did at one time issuing plates with the letters I, O, and Q. However, it appears that Nevada is holding off with the I. O, and Q plates temporarily because the latest plates issued after the end of the Y series have been in the L series. Johnathan Baker reports that after reaching upon YZZ, apparently they decided to continue where they left off on the L series, so they might have started LDE since LDD was where they left off on the 1986 base.
Y series high: 396·YZZ 2014-08-27 Michael Smith
L series high: 997·LZZ 2014-10-18 Michael Smith
A series low: 4nn·ANU 2015-03-11 Andy DeCeunynck
Jake Bear - 8 Sep ’15