Gold declined by Rs 50 to Rs 28,750 per ten grams, silver dipped by Rs 25 to Rs 42,075 per kg

Both the precious metals, gold and silver, weakened in the national capital on Monday owing to slackened demand at prevailing higher levels.

While gold declined by Rs 50 to Rs 28,750 per ten grams, silver dipped by Rs 25 to Rs 42,075 per kg on lack of buying support.

Traders said sluggish demand at prevailing higher levels mainly led to decline in gold and silver prices.

Gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity declined by Rs 50 to Rs 28,750 and Rs 28,550 per ten grams, respectively. The yellow metal had climbed by Rs 450 in the previous session.

Sovereigns remained steady at Rs 24,400 per piece of eight grams in limited deals.

In line with a general weak trend, silver ready fell by Rs 25 to Rs 42,075 per kg and weekly-based delivery also fell by a similar margin to Rs 41,925 per kg, respectively. The white metal had recorded a hefty rise of Rs 1,000 in the last trading session.

Meanwhile, silver coins maintained the previous level of Rs 81,000 for buying and Rs 82,000 for selling of 100 pieces in the absence of buying support.

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