View Full Version : curious etching on my diet pepsi can

03-12-2007, 12:45 PM
:confused: hey everyone, i have an etching of West Virginia on the top every can in a 12 pack, but nothing on the other 12 packs. anyone have an idea what this is for? pepsi.com has been absolutely no help.

03-12-2007, 04:16 PM
We have those WV symbols with a number inside on all of our cans here in OH I believe it shows how much the can deposit is? Does yours have a number inside? This is just a guess, anyone else see this?

03-12-2007, 06:24 PM
mine have the symbol with a 1 inside. not sure if it was collectable or not.

03-12-2007, 07:07 PM
No, it's an excise tax on soda in West Virginia. It's just easier for them to put the info on all the cans, since it is a possibility that cans from that plant may be delivered to WV.

Our 20oz and 1L have multiple bottle deposit states on them.. for the same reason. It would be a nightmare to produce bottles that would only be shipped to one state.