The plates for 1982–1984 are lighter steel than the 1985–1990 series, painted white with red lettering. The backs of the plates are unpainted. These plates have short, oval slots. The plates with the goldpanner have a small "nugget" of gold paint in the gold pan; the goldpanner is embossed. Some plates in this series have a light gray background; others have a white background.
Coloured year validation stickers were issued for 1982–1984.
Commercial: Cxx·nn (no goldpanner)
Public Service: Pxx·nn (no goldpanner)
What are public service vehicles (PSVs)? In 1982, taxis were considered PSVs.
Yukon government: Gxx·n
Federal government: FDx·n
The use of Gxx·n and FDx·n during this period remains to be confirmed. It's possible that the same Yukon and federal plates used in 1980–1981 were also used in 1982; not sure about 1983 and 1984. The orange and black Yukon government plate shown for 1980–1981 has a 82 sticker,