Silver followed suit and lost another Rs 100 at Rs 41,400 per kg on reduced off take by industrial units and coin makers.

Traders said sustained selling by stockists, tracking a weakening global trend mainly attributed further fall in gold and silver prices.

Gold in New York, which normally sets the price trend on the domestic front, fell by 0.32 percent to USD 1,292.70 an ounce and silver by 0.59 percent to USD 19.35 an ounce.

Stronger rupee which makes the imports cost cheaper and shifting of funds towards the surging equities, also influenced the sentiment, they said.

In Delhi, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity shed another Rs 60 each to Rs 29,540 and Rs 29,340 per 10 grams, respectively. It had lost Rs 500 on Friday. Sovereigns, however, held steady at Rs 24,900 per piece of eight grams.

Silver ready declined by Rs 100 to Rs 41,400 per kg, while weekly-based delivery edged up by Rs 70 to Rs 41,200 per kg. The white metal had tumbled by Rs 900 in last trade.

On the other hand, silver coins maintained steady at Rs 79,000 for buying and Rs 80,000 for selling of 100 pieces on restricted buying at prevailing higher levels.


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