Silver also gained Rs 100 at Rs 37,000 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

Marketmen said sustained buying by jewellers to meet marriage season demand amid a firming global trend mainly boosted the sentiment here.

Gold in Singapore, which normally sets price trend on the domestic front, rose by 0.2 percent to USD 1,209.65 an ounce and silver by 0.5 percent to USD 16.54 an ounce.

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 percent purity advanced by Rs 40 each to Rs 27,120 and Rs 26,970 per ten gram respectively. It had gained Rs 330 in the previous two sessions.

Sovereign, however, held steady at Rs 23,700 per piece of eight gram in restricted buying. Following gold, silver ready rose by Rs 100 to Rs 37,000 per kg, while weekly-based delivery shed Rs 10 at Rs 36,700 per kg.

Silver coins spurted by Rs 1,000 to Rs 56,000 for buying and Rs 57,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

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