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The last run of 6.5-ounce returnable glass bottles were filled for the last time

Last 6.5-oz. US Coke bottle rolls off Minnesota line


WINONA, Minn. (AP) — The last bottle of 6.5-ounce Coke in its distinctive glass bottle rolled off the line this week at the Coca-Cola bottling plant and immediately fetched a cool $2,000 in an auction attended by executives, distributors and Coke enthusiasts.

And a bottle opener wasn't getting anywhere near this one.

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