Known as America’s “first industrial city,” Lowell, Massachusetts, is regarded as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. Shortly after its founding in the 1820s, Lowell fostered a booming textile industry that eventually made the city the biggest industrial complex in the U.S. While many of the city’s mills are now gone, the National Park Service has preserved Lowell’s most historic sites. The city is home to a population of 108,861, as well as the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the second-largest public university in the state.
Interestingly, Forbes named Lowell the 6th “geekiest” city in the U.S. due to the number of residents with bachelor’s degrees in science or engineering or with jobs requiring technical training. Lowell is the fourth-biggest city in Massachusetts and the second-biggest city in the Boston metropolitan area.
Lowell is also no stranger to the gold and silver business. The city is home to several established gold and silver dealers.
Bob’s Coins & Jewelry
26 Central Square
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Family-owned, Bob’s Coins & Jewelry is a small shop founded by Robert Casper in 1974. Bob’s Coins is located in Central Square in Chelmsford, Massachusetts which is only about four miles southwest of Lowell. The owner has been in the business for decades and can provide customers with sound advice and accurate appraisals on collectible gold and silver coins.
U.S. Gold & Silver Exchange
219 Central St
Lowell, MA 01852
Opened in 2012, U.S. Gold & Silver Exchange is a local business that specializes in selling and buying gold, silver, and platinum. The store has a small, but well-trained, staff that can provide appraisals and general information on precious metals. U.S. Gold & Silver is located just east of the Lowell Community Health Center.
(978) 528-1872 or (978) 528-5462
723 Boston Rd
Billerica, MA 01821
Started in 2004 by Charles Hollman, Burlington Coin buys and sells gold, silver, and coins. Coins are the store’s specialty; they buy and sell gold and silver coins, wheat cents, mint proof sets, state quarters, U.S. coins, foreign currency, and more. While the store is small, its inventory changes almost daily. Burlington Coin is located in Billerica, Massachusetts, which is about eight miles southeast of Lowell.