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Miller Soft Cross 8oz. Can

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Post by mrlager428 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:00 pm

I am wondering if anyone knows which Miller 8oz.is Tougher the one with a Black 8 on the side of the Can or the other one with a Gold 8 on the side?....Personally I never noticed there were 2 different Variations of this Can?....Anyone else notice this?


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Re: Miller Soft Cross 8oz. Can

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Post by kamsquared » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:29 pm

The gold 8oz version is definitely more difficult than the black 8oz.
Neither can is tough but you’ll flip 10 of the black lettered cans for every gold one.


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Re: Miller Soft Cross 8oz. Can

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Post by mrlager428 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:57 am

Thank you for Your input!!...I thought the Gold one would be slightly Tougher...I only have 4 Aluminum Cans in the Collection and those are 2 of the 4!
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Re: Miller Soft Cross 8oz. Can

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Post by barfly » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:41 pm

Didn't have a clue on any of this- any side by side pictures you can share? :smt017

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Post by mrlager428 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:24 pm

barfly wrote:
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Didn't have a clue on any of this- any side by side pictures you can share? :smt017
I sure will when the New Can arrives in a few Days....I had no clue there was 2 Miller 8oz. Cans either!...I was in the dark until I saw one with the Gold 8 on the side.You learn something new every day in this Hobby!
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Post by kamsquared » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:40 pm

I am assuming the gold lettering version came out first and they figured out the gold was hard to see?
Not sure on why they would change a kind of minor detail for any other reason.
The first white Millers had gold lettering on the back that was changed to red almost immediately after that can came out in 1954.
We call that a “Lesson that wasn’t learned”....
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Re: Miller Soft Cross 8oz. Can

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Post by kamsquared » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:44 pm

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Post by Beverlx » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:34 pm

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That red pops -- it is so much better than the gold.

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Re: Miller Soft Cross 8oz. Can

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Post by Boardman » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:08 am

kamsquared wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:40 pm
I am assuming the gold lettering version came out first and they figured out the gold was hard to see?
Not sure on why they would change a kind of minor detail for any other reason.
The first white Millers had gold lettering on the back that was changed to red almost immediately after that can came out in 1954.
We call that a “Lesson that wasn’t learned”....
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Yep - got both of them. I think there is a 3rd variation; just a different # in the triangle (canning code?)

Will look tonight. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Miller Soft Cross 8oz. Can

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Post by JustJoe » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:27 pm

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Any Idea what year(s) they Used the GOLD than switched to the RED ?

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Post by kamsquared » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:23 pm

The switch was in the first year for the white Miller.....1954.
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Re: Miller Soft Cross 8oz. Can

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Post by mrlager428 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:05 pm

kamsquared wrote:
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The switch was in the first year for the white Miller.....1954.
Si if the switch happened within the first Year than the Gold Letter Can should be somewhat Scarce?...No?
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Re: Miller Soft Cross 8oz. Can

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Post by kamsquared » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:00 pm

It would be rare if from a small brewer.
Miller was one of the biggest brewers in the 50s and made millions of cans each year.
So I guess it is scarce for a Miller can...


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