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The oldest and newest plates on the road today.

Oldest, newest, shortest, longest ... it's a regular Guinness Book of Alaskan license plates.

Have you spotted a plate that's older or newer? Send me a note and/or a picture! Note: Submissions should only be of plates on the road, not from eBay or personal collections.

In some cases, we have spotted newer plates, but don't have a photo yet. The caption below each plate photo will let you know what plates to look for.

Right now, the only prizes are glory and the glow that comes from enjoying the companionship of your fellow inmates, but if I get enough responses, I'll consider some license-plate paraphenalia as reward for particularly desirable lows or highs.

You can also register the latest Alaskan plate you've seen at licenseplates.cc.


Know your limits!
The oldest spotted ...
... to the newest:
Standard passenger plates
(pre-Centennial)
series ended but still current
BAA367
expected: BAA 100
DJV785
expected: DJW
uncirculated: some DJX
Centennial plates
series ended but still current
DJY102
expected: DJY 100
ERT865
expected: ERT 999
Standard plates
(post-Centennial)
ERU135
expected: ERU 100
FAB170
spotted: ongoing
Handicap plates
(standard)
HCP136
expected: HCP 100
HBF159
spotted:: ongoing
Disabled Veteran plates
(standard)
DAV763
expected: DAV 100
DBE938
spotted: DBF 149
Municipal Government

(city)

XXG569
expected: XXG 100
XYA314
spotted: XYB 381
Exempt

(non-profits)

YYE946
expected: YYE 100
YYW112
expected: ongoing
Trucks

no longer issued?

5369BA
expected: 1000 BA
9979DS
series ended but still current
Private trailers 2860PB
expected: 1000 PA
2728RN
expected: ongoing
Commercial trailers 7958SB
expected: 1000 SA
1500SK
spotted: 4176 SK
Historic vehicles
HV not visible but stored in DMV
database; HX+ visible
HV544
expected: unknown low
HZ144K
ongoing


TOO ... MANY ... TAGS!

The plates with the greatest number of overlapping tags (7):

BEC805

The plate with the greatest number of non-overlapping tags (18):

4537 BN
photo credit: David Helmer

Other plates with a lot of tags:

FORD 8885BF 5435BL BFX139


On a clear plate ...

(The personalized plates with the most plate exposed)

OI CL


A plate is worth a thousand words ...

The personalized plate that translates to the highest number of words would be here, if I'd found one; if you've seen one or have one, send me a photo!


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