At the end of 2004, the Centennial plates ended, and a new plate in the E series started to be issued. This plate looks just like the older B, C and D-series blue-on-gold plates, with the exception that the word "ALASKA" appearing at the top is now embossed and in a different font:
Contrast this with the previous version, in which the text was printed directly onto the plate:
The state slogan "THE LAST FRONTIER" is now also embossed.
The switch back to the blue-and-gold plates was scheduled by the original legislation to happen at the end of 2004.
Note, however, that the ERU plates are not embossed.
The ERV plates are the first in the new embossed style.
Missing photos: [ERV]
Not spotted yet: [ERY] [ERZ]
Missing: [ESB] [ESC] [ESD] [ESF] [ESG] [ESJ] [ESM] [ESN] [ESS] [ESX]
Missing: [ETA] [ETB] [ETD] [ETF] [ETG] [ETH] [ETJ] [ETK] [ETM] [ETP] [ETR] [ETS] [ETT] [ETU] [ETV] [ETW] [ETX] [ETZ]
Missing: [EUB] [EUD] [EUE] [EUF] [EUG] [EUH] [EUJ] [EUK] [EUL] [EUM] [EUP] [EUS] [EUT] [EUU] [EUZ]
Missing [EVA] - [EVZ]
Latest spotted:: [EWR] (2005-11-10)
According to Dirk Starck, the last Centennial plate issued was [ERT 999], and the first new flag plate was [ERU 100].
These plates have been spotted on both passenger vehicles and on trucks.