What Are the Prices of Rare License Plates?


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Rare license plates range widely in price, depending on exactly how rare it is. Some license plates are as much as $50,000 or more since only a few of them were made. Others might be in the hundreds or low thousands.

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What Are the Prices of Rare License Plates?
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One of the rarest license plates in the United States is the 1921 Alaska plate. Only a handful of them are known to be around, so if someone has this type of license plates, it can be worth upwards of $60,000, depending on its condition and other factors. Vintage plates such as the 1921 Alaska plate aren’t even street legal, so they don’t appear on classic cars. Instead, collectors keep them in their own collection or displays. Many rare plates like this one are worth even more than a brand new car.

There are also two rare Mississippi license plates that are worth a lot of money, including the 1912 plate, worth about $35,000, and the 1913 plate, worth about $50,000. The latter wasn’t made aware until 1985 when someone responded to an ad in the newspaper who was looking for old plates from Mississippi. Since there are only a couple known to exist, it is more valuable than the one from just a year earlier.

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