New Delhi: Snapping its two days of rally, both gold and silver fell in the national capital on Saturday on reduced off take by stockists and retailers at higher levels amid a weak global trend.

While gold fell by Rs 150 to Rs 28,440 per kg, silver dropped by Rs 1,000 to Rs 64,700 per kg.

Traders said reduced off take by stockists and retailers at existing higher levels amid a weak global trend mainly led to the fall in precious metals.

Gold in global markets, which normally sets the price trend on the domestic front, fell by USD 11 to USD 1858.60 an ounce and silver by 2.27 percent to USD 41.38 an ounce in New York last night.

On the domestic front, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 percent purity fell by Rs 150 each to Rs 28,440 and Rs 28,290 per 10 grams, respectively. The metal had gained Rs 770 in last two sessions.

However, sovereigns ended flat at Rs 22,700 per piece of eight grams in limited deals.

In a similar fashion, silver ready dropped by Rs 1,000 to Rs 64,700 per kg and silver weekly-based delivery by Rs 950 to Rs 65,060 per kg.

On the other hand, silver coins maintained a steady trend and quoted at around previous levels of Rs 72,000 for buying and Rs 73,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

(Agencies)