11/15/2012 08:36 am ET

Here's Why Coke Only Cost A Nickel For 70 Years

Prices change; that's fundamental to how economies work.

And yet.

In 1886, a bottle of Coke cost a nickel. It was also a nickel in 1900, 1915, and 1930. In fact, 70 years after the first Coke was sold, you could still buy a bottle for a nickel.

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