Rhonda Lahm, DMV director, says since sales began in October, roughly 230 have been ordered.
“We didn’t know exactly what to expect,” Lahm tells Nebraska Radio Network. “It’s a unique plate and, obviously, it’s a unique time. We know there hasn’t been a lot of talk out in the communities yet regarding the sesquicentennial, so we anticipate as more conversation happens out in the public at large, that the plate sales will probably pick up.”
The state’s 150th anniversary is March 1, 2017, and Lahm says the plates will be available through 2022.
“We’ve provided sample plates to the county treasurers and we’ve provided posters, and it’s on our website,” Lahm says about promoting the plate. “We’ve also had social media on our Facebook page. A lot of the marketing is being done through the Sesquicentennial Commission.”
The Nebraska 150 plates cost an additional $70, with most of that going to the state’s Sesquicentennial Commission.