- Jim Moini's License Plates
As of around 2020, several states are offering "blackout" plates ... simple black plates with white numbers and letters and no graphics.
New Jersey is *not* one of the states offering blackout plates.

These days, you can get "custom" plates (in other words, fake plates) produced from several internet sites.
They even make wraps which cover your current plates, with the same number but with different colors, graphics, etc..
Or, somebody may have just repainted an actual plate !

This is the first time one of these blackout plates has been seen in New Jersey.
(They are not official issues from the MVC, so don't ask.)

Larry Gasperone