The Franklin Mint ("Franklin") was a private mint founded by Joseph Segel in 1964 in Wawa, Pennsylvania. Franklin manufactured and marketed coins, jewelry, diecast vehicles, dolls, sculpture and other collectibles. In 1980, Warner Communications (now part of Time Warner) purchased Franklin. However, Warner sold the company in 1985 to American Protection Industries Inc. (API). Franklin is currently owned by Sequential Brands Group headquartered in New York City, New York. See "The Franklin Mint". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2014-10-01.