One of the most iconic items in Coke history has been their ultra-famous glass bottle. Called the “contour bottle”, it was created by bottle designer Earl R. Dean and was patented in November 1915. Said to be inspired by a picture of the gourd-shaped cocoa pod in the Encyclopedia Britannica, it was revised in 1923 and has become the most famous bottle design of all time. It is topped with a metal cap that has inspired the new coin.
During the Second World War, a trade embargo was established against Nazi Germany—making the import of Coca-Cola syrup difficult. To circumvent this, Max Keith, the head of Coca-Cola Deutschland, decided to create a new product for the German market, using only ingredients available in Germany at the time, including beet sugar, whey, and apple pomace—the “leftovers of leftovers”, as Keith later recalled. The name was the result of a brainstorming session, which started with Keith’s exhorting his team to “use their imagination” (Fantasie in German), to which one of his salesmen, Joe Knipp, retorted “Fanta!” The orange Fanta of today was produced for the first time in Italy, in Naples, in 1955.
Sprite is a colourless, caffeine-free, lemon and lime-flavored soft drink created by The Coca-Cola Company. It was first developed in West Germany in 1959 as Fanta Klare Zitrone (“Clear Lemon Fanta”) and was introduced in the United States under the current brand name Sprite in 1961 as a competitor to 7 Up. (Source: Wikipedia)