03: Baja California Sur
|Baja California Sur undated passenger issue (1998 issue). This issue was very similar to what Baja California (Norte) did with their first graphic. A logo was placed on this plate as well, featuring a happy whale, mountain and sun. They also placed the state logo on the left, but on the top.
|Baja California Sur undated passenger issue (2003 issue). Relatively simple graphic issue from Baja California Sur, featuring an orange "sky" at the top and grey "ocean" at the bottom, again with the whale tail images appearing, as well as a cactus to the left. This issue was odd in that the state abbreviation at the bottom was shortened to "BS MEX" as opposed to "BCS MEX" as had appeared on previous issues.
|Baja California Sur undated passenger issue (2006 issue). In 2006, an updated graphic was released. Similar in appearance to the 2003 issue, this plate added the state seal and a palm tree to the background, changed the serial color from green to red and reverted the state abbreviation back to "BCS MEX" from the previous "BS MEX." In addition to the color change, the serial also includes the overprinted "MEXICO" diagonally throughout, as seen on some other newer Mexican plates.
|Baja California Sur 2019 passenger issue (2017 issue). New national standards were established by Mexico's Secretary for Communications and Transport starting in 2017, resulting in a flood of new issues. These standards dictate the placement of graphic elements on the plates, mostly restricted now to the top and bottom of the plate. Baja Sur introduced this new graphic with a coastal scene featuring whale tail at bottom center, with usual state seal and government logos at the corners. As a smaller state, BCS continues use of the older ABC-12-34 serial format onto this new base.
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Last Modified 1/20/2020 (added 2019 plate).