Saskatchewan License Plates 1969-present

SK 69 #72-757
Saskatchewan 1969 passenger issue. Saskatchewan plates of this era were issued in an all-numeric format. This white on emerald issue was the last non-reflective issue for the province.
SK 70 #108-843
Saskatchewan 1970 passenger issue. Green on reflective white issue, still all-numeric.
SK 71 #1-712
Saskatchewan 1971 passenger issue. Province name and year moved to the bottom for this plate, red on white in color.
SK 72 #244-547
Saskatchewan 1972 passenger issue. The province name and date (shortened to just "72") were returned to the top for this plate.
SK 73 #309-049
Saskatchewan 1973 passenger issue. The only real variation during this time period, this issue commemorates Saskatchewan as the "Home of the RCMP" in honor of the Centennial of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1973.
SK 74 #315-039
Saskatchewan 1974 passenger issue. Back to basics for this issue, with year and province name back at the bottom.
SK 75 #364-394
Saskatchewan 1975 passenger issue. Same format as 1974, with colors changed back to red on white and the date changed.
SK 76 #381-582
Saskatchewan 1976 passenger issue. This was the last yearly issue for Saskatchewan and also the last all-numeric plate for the province. This plate carries a high-ish number for the relatively sparsely populated province, and in fact this plate appears as if it was probably an unissued leftover.
SK 78 #HYT-181
Saskatchewan 1982 passenger issue. In 1977, a new graphic issue was released to liven up the province's previously lackluster plate history. These plates featured a screened province name and stalk of wheat in the center. They also switched to an ABC-123 format, allowing the series to run on almost indefinitely, considering the relatively low number of registrations in the province. The original series was issued from the HBB-HZZ, JBB-JZZ and MBB-MZZ blocks. These plates remain in use today with stickers. This design was issued with a couple minor variations through 1997.
SK 96 #DYH-787
Saskatchewan 1996 passenger issue. Later variation of the 1977 Wheat base. This plate uses narrower dies than the standard issues. This die variation apparently started with DYB and went through DZZ before the letter series jumped again (see next). This plate also has a single sticker for month and year, and a vehicle class sticker in the bottom left. This allows a single stock of plates to be used for all classes, with a sticker affixed appropriately as needed. "PV" stands for Private Vehicle. This base design was again issued through early 1998 and remains valid today with stickers.
SK 97 #RRP-554
Saskatchewan 1997 passenger issue. Another of these narrow-die issues, after DZZ the province apparently jumped straight to RGT, taking advantage of an available block of letters after the earlier Rxx series, which had been set aside for farm plates. The narrow-die variety stayed in place through the end of the RXF series. Starting with 1997 expirations, expiration dates were staggered throughout the month, so plates were issued a separate day sticker to indicate the day of expiration (March 17, 1997 in this case). Also during this period, the province realized that they could save printing costs for "PV" stickers by screening the PV onto the baseplate. Since this was the most common type, most plates would not require a vehicle type sticker in this case.
SK 97 #RXH-227
Saskatchewan 1997 passenger issue. The older, larger die set was reinstated as of the RXG series in 1996. These dies have been used again ever since. These large-die "R" plates ran until the end of the series at RZZ-999, then the letter series skipped to the next available block, starting with WBB and running through around WSJ. The letter series then jumped around quite a bit more through 1997 and 1998, using unissued sequences in the GCx and LWx-LXx series, then some Axx plates and finally some Pxx plates. Classic "use everything available up before releasing the new plate" strategy, although it does make tracking the progression of numbers nearly impossible.
SK 98 #441-AEF
Saskatchewan 1998 passenger issue. In May of 1998, the Wheat base was modified again to change the script that the province name is printed in, and add the slogan "Land of Living Skies" at the bottom. Serial format was also reversed to a 123-ABC format. This baseplate has the "PV" designation screened onto the plate itself, and non-passenger types would carry a sticker over this designation. This plate also has a sticker indicating the day of expiration, so this plate would have expired on August 19, 1998.
SK 02 #PDJ-427
Saskatchewan 2002 passenger issue. Well, the province didn't exactly use everything up before releasing the Land of Living Skies issue, so in some cases earlier non-slogan plates, mostly from the last couple production batches (blocks in the A and P prefix series) were issued to new registrants post-1998. As a result, plates like this one in the PDJ series on the previous base are often seen as legitimate natural expirations beyond the "official" changeover to the new plate.
SK 05 #191-EES
Saskatchewan 2005 passenger issue. Starting in 2005, Saskatchewan eliminated the passenger vehicle class designation from their plates altogether. Plates renewed for 2005 expiration, such as this example, were given a small blank sticker to place over either the screened PV designation or previous PV sticker at the bottom left of the plate. Non-passenger types continue to be issued vehicle class stickers.
SK 06 #675-EXW
Saskatchewan 2006 passenger issue. This is an example of a natural-expiration 2006 plate with the PV designation eliminated from the lower left sticker well completely. This style was first introduced in early 2005.
SK 10 #318-HQY
Saskatchewan 2010 passenger issue. Starting in early 2009, a couple changes took place to Saskatchewan's current plate. Production was changed from steel to aluminum, and a new die set appeared. These dies are the same as those used in South Dakota from 1976 through 2003. This change appeared in the GYA series.
SK 12 #910 HZQ
Saskatchewan 2012 passenger issue. Slight production tweak alert! Near the end of the H series of plates in 2011, plates began appearing with squared corners rather than the more rounded ones on previous issues. As usual, this move was no doubt highly motivated and very important.
SK 14 #391-JBQ
Saskatchewan undated passenger issue (exp. 2014). Saskatchewan discontinued plate stickers after 2013 expirations, so motorists with existing plates were issued white stickers to cover the old expired sticker. Starting in early 2013, the sticker well was removed from the bottom right corner of the plate altogether. This change occurred in the late I series.

Additional Saskatchewan information provided by: Terry Yukman, Andrew Osborne

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