On the other hand, Silver fell by Rs 300 to Rs 48,500 per kg on reduced off take at higher levels.
    
Traders said retail buying for the festive and marriage season helped gold to recover while reduced off take by industrial units at prevailing higher levels kept silver lower.
    
In the national capital, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 percent purity recovered by Rs 150 each to Rs 31,650 and Rs 31,450 per ten grams, respectively. It had lost Rs 120 on Friday.
    
Sovereign held steady at Rs 25,200 per piece of eight gram in restricted buying activity.
    
On the other hand, silver ready fell by Rs 300 to Rs 48,500 per kg and weekly-based delivery by the same margin to Rs 48,200 per kg. The white metal had gained Rs 1,750 in last three sessions.
    
However, silver coins spurted by Rs 1,000 to Rs 86,000 for buying and Rs 87,000 for selling of 100 pieces on fresh buying. The coins are normally used in pooja on 'Diwali' and gifting purpose during marriages.

(Agencies)

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