They differentiate these from regular plates by putting a logo on them of the aforementioned team, school, animal, etc. They also put a two-letter code on there to identify which affinity plate series it is. After the image and the code, there's five positions left to make the plate unique within the series.
The acceptable letters are A-Z, 0-9, plus the usual punctuation marks -- asterisks, spaces, slashes, etc. Call it 45 possible characters. (Technically, they use a variable width font, so some of them only take up half a character's width, but we'll ignore that for our purposes and assume they're all equal width)
The question is, assuming every driver in the state wants one, if they charge an extra $30 how much revenue could the state realize from this?
PS: Interesting fact: It doesn't need to be a university located in North Carolina -- I've seen several for Clemson University. I guess a Tiger's money is as good as that of a Wolfpack fan!
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