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REMAKES (REPLACEMENT)

In New Jersey, any plate issued since 1959 is still potentially valid, and can be used on the road if it has been continuously registered to a vehicle since it was first issued.
But sometimes plates will get lost, or become damaged, or a vehicle owner will simply want to get their existing plate number on the latest design, like replacing 1959-base tan plates with 1979-base blue ones, or replacing embossed plates with new flat ones.
Replacement plates can be obtained from the MVC - the new plates will have the same serial number as the originals, and they will also have the separator (previously a dash, now the state map outline).

The important point here for classifying remake plates is the presence (or absence) of the separator.

If a new plate with an old number has the separator, it is a regular "replacement remake" of a live plate number.   These can be seen on this page, below.
(If it does not have a separator, it is what we will now classify as a "vanity remake" - see this page for details.)

Below are examples of live plates which were remade onto new baseplate designs - a.k.a. replacement remakes.
(I have limited the display to a few of each type on each base, and shown the original plate wherever possible.)

I put a 7-digit remake plate here because it's impossible to tell where it belongs (no separator!).

Many thanks to Steve Bier for investigating and helping to sort this out.
2014 FLAT BASE


Braden Moore




2004 original

2015 remake

2013 original

2014 remake

2009 HELIX BASE

Lee Madigan


Jeff Fazekas

2007 BASE
These have no sticker boxes. Anything lower than VZx- on this base (with some exceptions) qualifies.



James Hufnagel

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Here is a triple (or more accurately a "double remake").
Jeff Fazekas

3M1 (original)

Avery (remake)

2007 (2nd remake)

2004 BASE (3M2)
2001 BASE (AVERY)
It is extremely difficult to tell the difference between Avery and 3M2 plates on the road - so they are grouped together here.

Jeff Fazekas

1992 "original" remake

2001 "new" remake

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AVERY 03 Hologram

Jeff Fazekas

Jeff Fazekas

Jeff Fazekas

1989 original

2001 remake

Jeff Fazekas


Jeff Fazekas

Jeff Fazekas

Avery (original)

3M2 (remake)

1992 BASE (3M1)

Lee Madigan

Lee Madigan

1965 original

1992 remake

Lee Madigan

1969 original

1992 remake

Lee Madigan

Lee Madigan

Lee Madigan
"Word" plate remake

1977 original

1992 remake

Lee Madigan

Lee Madigan

1982 original

1992 remake


1985 original

1992 remake

1989 original

1992 remake

1991 original

1992 remake


1979 BASE

Lee Madigan




Lee Madigan

1977 original

1979 remake




1977 BASE

1960 original

1977 remake

Lee Madigan

1963 original

1977 remake

Mike Wiener

NON-PASSENGER REMAKES
Remakes of commercial plates are rare, but some do exist.



Front plate - original

Rear plate - remake




Jeff Fazekas






Remakes of special plates are actually pretty common ... most of them are on the pages for their specific plate types.
I have included a few here because I have pictures of both old and new plates.

Historic

1972 original

1979 remake

Seton Hall
Shane Moravsik

1991 original

1992 remake

University of Delaware
Jon Cohen

Original

Flat remake