The letter "G" indicates a Yukon Government vehicle. Used on all sorts of vehicles, including light trucks, cars, SUVs. The first two numbers, ie "47" denote vehicle type. The 47s are SUVs. The entire 5 digits are the numbers assigned to the particular vehicle for fleet identification. Says "government" on top. Some of this series had a space between the first two numbers and the last three. No particular reason. No "gold panner."
These plates are grouped by vehicle type so brand new ones from G40 and G46 are also being issued.
Andrew Osborne - 17 Jun ’11