A new Maine Bicentennial license plate will be unveiled next week in Augusta by Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.

Dunlap said in a statement that the license plate will be offered as a keepsake as the state prepares to celebrate 200 years of statehood in 2020.

Designed by the Secretary of State’s Office, the temporary, commemorative license plate depicts a radiant, five-pointed star and Dirigo banner from the Maine state seal.

The license plates will go on sale Monday, Dec. 4, and can be used on motor vehicles from Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2020. They may only be displayed on the front of a vehicle or in the rear window. They will cost $25 and can be purchased online from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles or at 13 branch offices across the state.

The new plates will be unveiled at 10 a.m. Monday in the Cultural Building, 230 State St.

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