The Centennial "sample" plate
I have also seen the standard [SAM PLE] imprint on the Centennial plates. I don't think that the DMV issued the [GLD RSH] plates. I took this picture at an antique shop, and have not been back to ask the proprietor where the plate came from.Differences
Previous plates in the current run (all plates older than [DJY 100]) differentiated between trucks (9999 XX) and passenger vehicles (XXX 999). The Centennial plate is available only in the XXX 999 format (because of the artwork of the miners crossing Chilkoot Pass) and can be found on both trucks and passenger vehicles. (Thanks to Michael Williams for pointing this out.)The Artwork
The artwork for the Centennial plate was created by Alaskan artist Kathy Sarns. Her design won the 1998 ALPCA Best Plate in the US award. You can get T-shirts, mugs, and other stuff with the Centennial plate on them at Kathy's Cafepress shop.Special Centennial plates
Legislators could get a Centennial plate with a LEG prefix on the left and their seniority number on the right:
There are also specialized Centennial plates for Alaska State Senate and Alaska State House, though I've only seen a few of them. Note that the State Senate plate has the embossed numbers while the State House plate has the printed-on, thinner-font numbers:
The Centennial plates began with [DJY 100]
I need pictures of: [DKK]
I need pictures of: [DLC], [DLD], [DLF], [DLK], [DLL], [DLR], [DLS], [DLT], [DLW], [DLZ]
I need pictures of: [DMC]
I have also spotted a DMV-suffixed plate, but no picture yet.
I need pictures of most DPx prefixes.
An interesting anomaly is the [EAQ] subseries. It's the only regular-series plate that I
know of that's got a Q in it. Qs are supposed to be specifically omitted according
to the license plate rules I've compiled.
The other E-series plates continue normally:
Starting sometime in late 2004 or early 2005, the Centennial series was replaced by the standard blue-on-gold E series. The theoretical last plate in this series is ERT 999.