DMV to Release Steel, Porcelain 5-Digit Plates

Delaware Centennial License Plate
DelDOT

Much desired vanity plates will soon be back on the market in the First State.

Delaware's Division of Motor Vehicles will soon be selling a new batch of low-digit license plates.

Officials announced Tuesday that a limited number of the black and white plates -- with five digits instead of the more common six -- will be available starting Oct. 1.

The historic reproduction plates, made from either stainless steel or porcelain, will cost $110 and will be available on a first-come, first served basis at all four DMV locations. Officials say 20 percent of the purchase price of the reproduction plates will go to the DMV.

Low-digit plates are something of a status symbol in Delaware, where people own plate numbers and can buy and sell them. In 2008, the No. 6 plate sold for $675,000.

“Five-digit numbers are hard to come by and these license plates will become a keepsake for families to retain for many years," said DMV director Jennifer Cohan.

All transactions for the five-digit plates must take place at a DMV location, according to the department.

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