Silver also recovered by Rs 225 to Rs 35,400 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.
Bullion traders said apart from a firming trend overseas, increased buying by jewellers to meet wedding season demand, mainly helped gold to trade higher.
Globally, gold rose 0.5 percent to USD 1,135.96 an ounce in Singapore, ahead of a speech from Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen, which will provide more clarity on the bank's plans for an interest rate hike. Silver also rose 0.5 percent to USD 14.85 an ounce.
In the national capital, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 percent purity climbed by Rs 310 each to Rs 26,850 and Rs 26,700 per ten grams, respectively, a level last seen on September 7.
Sovereign followed suit and gained Rs 100 to Rs 22,400 per eight grams.
Tracking gold, silver ready spurted by Rs 225 to Rs 35,400 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 170 to Rs 35,495 per kg.
On the other hand, silver coins, however, held steady at Rs 52,000 for buying and Rs 53,000 for selling of 100 pieces.


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