Marketmen said scattered buying by jewellers and retailers and firming global trend supported the gold prices here. Gold in Singapore, which normally sets price trend on the domestic front, rose 0.5 per cent to USD 1,206.30 an ounce.

In Delhi, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity recovered by Rs 50 each to Rs 27,200 and Rs 27,000 per ten gram respectively. It had lost Rs 60 yesterday.

Sovereign, however, remained steady at Rs 23,700 per piece of eight gram in limited deals. Silver ready rose by Rs 350 to Rs 37,000 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 530 to Rs 37,150 per kg.

Silver coins also spurted by Rs 1,000 to Rs 60,000 for buying and Rs 61,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

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