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Year: 1979

The plates for 1979 are lightweight steel, painted white with red lettering. The backs of the plates are painted white. These plates have short, oval slots. The plates with the goldpanner have a "nugget" of gold paint in the gold pan; the goldpanner is embossed.

Passenger: xxnn xx·nn

1979_AA25 1979_FH57

The first letter on these plates indicated the location where the plate was issued, using the same letters as in 1976.


  • no dot between letters and digits
  • dot between letters and digits


PLACEHOLDER 1979_1L4355 1979_1P5498 1979_1R9569

There were several varieties of commercial plates for this year:

  • 1C·nnnn-series for commercial vehicles not covered by some specialized type of plate
  • 1L·nnnn-series for livery (taxi) vehicles
  • 1P·nnnn-series for public service vehicles (PSVs). What are PSVs?
  • 1R·nnnn-series for restricted vehicles.


Yukon government: Gnnnn


The Yukon government black-on-orange plates (long slots) were used from 1965 until they were superceded by the Gxx·n series in 1982 and the YTGnnn series in 1985.

Federal government: Xn Xnn Xnnn Xnnnn Xn·nnn


Federal (dominion) government vehicles carried dark grey plates with green lettering from 1951 to 1982. Some lettering is turquoise due to a bad paint batch. Some with four-digit numbers had a dot between the first and second digits.

Dealer: 1D·nnnn


Motorcycle: 1M·nnnn


Rental (u-drive): 1U·nnnn


Snow machine: 1S·nnnn


Trailer 1T·nnnn


Radio Amateur: VY1·xx VY1·xxx


Sample: 0000


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