The Franklin Mint is a private mint founded by Joseph Segel in 1964 in Wawa, Pennsylvania. The company is currently owned by Sequential Brands Group headquartered in New York City, New York. For over five decades The Franklin Mint produced and marketed "collectibles". Their product line began with manufacturing and marketing privately minted gold and silver commemorative rounds and medallions. Besides coins, other offerings included dolls, plates and die cast vehicles. Often emphasized in these media were influential historical figures or famous actors.