I reckon the fender tag for my car went in the scrap pile just like all the other metal that was cut off to lighten it. Not having the tag affects the car value. But what can you do? Once lost, it's gone forever.
This is about what it would look like ... even down to the char count ... except there are things there I can't reproduce because they're sequences, etc. so I filled those in the best I could.
I think I'll print one, laminate it, and screw it down to the inner fender where the metal one should be.