However, silver found fresh buying support from industrial units and recovered by Rs 420 to Rs 43,300 per kg.

Traders said apart from subdued demand from jewellers and retailers, a weakening global trend on easing of tensions in Ukraine mainly kept pressure on gold prices.

Furthermore, strengthening rupee against the US dollar, making imports cheaper and shifting of funds towards surging equity markets also influenced gold prices, they said.

Globally, gold in New York fell 0.56 per cent to USD 1,297.20 an ounce in Monday's trade.

In Delhi, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 percent purity traded Rs 50 each down at Rs 28,550 and Rs 28,350 per ten gram respectively. The yellow metal had lost Rs 220 in the past three days.

Sovereign, however, recovered by Rs 100 to Rs 24,800 per piece of eight gram on some buying.

On the other hand, silver ready rebounded by Rs 420 to Rs 43,300 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 100 to Rs 42,680 per kg.

Meanwhile, silver coins continued to be asked at last level of Rs 76,000 for buying and Rs 77,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

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