Diamond Coca-Cola Can

Title

Diamond Coca-Cola Can

Subject

Soft Drinks
Foodways

Description

This specific design, according to collectablesodacans.com, was first sold in 1966.
"Coke moved to the Harlequin design that is sometimes indicated as the small diamond can. The first version is available as a flat and a pull top, with the flat top being a much tougher find. The distinction between the first and second version of this can is made by the placement of the 'Contents 12 FL OZS'. The first version has it at the top, while the second, available only as a pull tab for the first time, shows it at the bottom."

This is a second version of the Harlequin can, because the '12 FL OZ' is at the bottom of the can.
Interestingly, though, the coloring on this can is green. Rather than it having been originally green, it was probably the result of the color changing after years underground. There is still some red on the opposite side of the can.

Publisher

Phoenix Project

Date

1966-1971(?)

Contributor

Emmett Cantkier

Type

Metal

Identifier

a150 ACC 166

Coverage

CCU 310

Collection

Citation

“Diamond Coca-Cola Can,” The Phoenix Project , accessed June 17, 2024, https://martaphoenixproject.gsuanthropology.com/items/show/183.

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