There are nine Maine license plates for which car owners pay extra in order to fund particular programs. Of those, 43,337 have the conservation “loon” plate, 27,348 have the lobster plate, 24,717 have the sportsman plate, and 23,232 have the breast cancer plate. The rest, in order, are agriculture (15,682), animal welfare (15,190), black bear (10,006), support troops (5,850), and University of Maine (4,507).
Maine also offers many special designations for license plates. 33,877 car owners have chosen the veterans plate. That dwarfs all other plates in their category that ranges from fire fighters (4,090 plates) to handicapped (12,078). There is just one Medal of Honor plate, and good for that plate owner.