Silver too played along, gaining Rs 250, to hit Rs 37,600 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.
In the national capital, gold of 99.9 percent and 99.5 percent purity climbed Rs 175 each to Rs 26,950 and Rs 26,800 per 10 grams, respectively, a level last seen on March 26.
The sovereign, however, continued to be traded at Rs 23,700 per piece of eight grams. Globally, gold in New York, which sets the price trend at domestic markets, fell 0.09 percent to USD 1,202 an ounce in Thursday's trade.

In line with the general firm trend, silver ready rose by Rs 250 at Rs 37,600 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 90 at Rs 37,350 per kg.
On the other hand, silver coins of 100 pieces were unaltered at Rs 56,000 for buying and Rs 57,000 for selling.

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