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Danbury Mint

A chief producer of 20th-century collectibles, Danbury Mint has offered a wide variety of coveted trinkets and souvenirs from dolls to plates over its storied history. Their wide array of production has contributed to their status as an essential chronicler of Americana.

First founded in the late '60s by duo Ralph Glendinning and Ted Stanley in Westport, Connecticut, the Danbury Mint rose to rapid acclaim for their pieces that celebrated bits of American history and celebrity.

The Danbury Mint's die cast collectible figurines of a variety of figures from presidents to pets became an instant success as they both warmed the heart and commemorated history. It is for these dual qualities that Danbury Mint pieces are still coveted today, and their relative affordability makes them an antique bargain for any budget.

Quick Facts

  • The Danbury Mint’s first commemorative production was in honor of the Apollo 11 moon landing
  • Danbury was particularly well known for its small-scale die cast model cars. One of its most popular was a version of British spy James Bond’s DB5, which is now very hard to come by
  • The Danbury Mint holds licenses for the production of wide variety of commemorative objects, including Coca-Cola, Major League Baseball, and the Walt Disney Company

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