Nice cans from Justin Richards, Australia
Nice cans from Justin Richards, found in his sisters aviary in Murray Bridge, Australia (Batch 653). Justin wrote that South Australia had a ‘5 cent deposit can’ system since 1977 which changed to 10 cent in 2008. The coke can on the right has no date, but does have a UPC barcode, and an S-II-4 statab which currently is only found in Australia. This can likely dates from the 90s: the can a a pattern of thin spiraling black lines on the body print, which in Europe was used in the early to mid 90s (see http://coca-cola-dosen.de/)
The left can also has a more recent statab (can not be seen in this picture) and a 5 cent deposit. Interesting here is that the expiration date on this can is in 2009, which – if Justin is correct and we believe it so – makes this one of the last cans produced with a 5 cent deposit in South Australia.