Silver, however, met with resistance and existing levels and fell by Rs 300 to Rs 39,700 per kg.
Traders said besides a firming trend overseas, pick up in buying by jewellers to meet wedding season demand mainly led to the rise in gold prices.
Globally, gold edged higher by 0.19 percent to USD 1,225.80 an ounce in New York in yesterday's trade. In the national capital, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 percent purity moved up by Rs 30 each to Rs 27,830 and Rs 27,680 per 10 grams, respectively.
The Sovereign, however, held steady at Rs 23,900 per piece of eight grams in restricted buying activity. On the other hand, silver ready fell by Rs 300 to Rs 39,700 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 360 to Rs 39,995 per kg as demand dropped at prevailing levels. Meanwhile, silver coins continued to be traded at last level of Rs 59,000 for buying and Rs 60,000 for selling of 100 pieces.\

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