Both the precious metals, gold and silver, fell further today due to sustained selling by stockists at prevailing high levels, amid a weakening global trend. While gold fell by Rs. 120 to Rs. 22,720 per 10 grams, silver lost Rs. 400 to Rs. 67,400 per kg.

However, silver coins gained Rs. 500 to Rs. 73,000 for buying and Rs. 74,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

Trading sentiments remained weak as metals continued to slid in global markets, amid fall in demand at existing high levels, mainly pulled down both gold and silver prices.

In global markets, gold fell by $ 20.10 to $ 1,545.60 an ounce and silver fell by $ 4.01 to $ 43.93 an ounce in New York.

On the domestic front, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity fell further by Rs. 120 each to Rs. 22,720 and Rs. 22,600 per 10 grams, respectively. Sovereigns, however, remained steady at Rs. 18,400 per piece of eight grams.

Silver ready remained under selling pressure and lost another Rs. 400 to Rs. 67,400 per kg, while weekly-based delivery rebounded by Rs. 1,450 to Rs. 67,400 per kg on speculative buying.

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