Gold prices slipped from a nearly four-month high by losing Rs. 475 to Rs. 28,725 per 10 grams in the national capital on Thursday on profit-selling by stockists at prevailing higher levels amid a weak global trend.

Silver also dropped by Rs.640 to Rs.41,620 per kg on lack of buying support from industrial units and coin makers.

Traders said profit-elling by stockists at prevailing higher levels amid a weak global trend mainly pulled down both gold and silver prices.

Gold in New York, which normally sets price trend on the domestic front, declined by USD 3.50 to USD 1323.20 an ounce and silver by 0.41 per cent to USD 19,81 an ounce.

Besides, retailers refrained from purchasing the precious metals at prevailing higher levels, further dampening the sentiment.

On the domestic front, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity slipped by Rs. 475 each to Rs. 28,725 and Rs. 28,525 per ten grams, respectively. It had climbed to a nearly four month high at Rs. 29,200 on Wednesday.

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

In line with a general weak trend, silver ready plunged by Rs. 640 to Rs. 41,620 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs. 680 to Rs. 41,480 per kg, respectively. The white metal had gained Rs. 915 in the previous session.

Silver coins also tumbled by Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 80,000 for buying and Rs. 81,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

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