Silver followed suit and advanced by Rs 150 to Rs 38,400 per kg.

Traders said increased buying by jewellers, driven by wedding season demand and a better trend in global markets ahead of the outcome of the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting, mainly kept precious metals higher.

Gold in Singapore, which normally sets price trend on the domestic front, traded a shade higher at USD 1,230.27 an ounce.

In Delhi, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 percent purity added another Rs 10 each to Rs 27,500 and Rs 27,300 per ten grams, respectively, while sovereign remained flat at Rs 24,200 per piece of eight gram.

Silver ready gained Rs 150 to Rs 38,400 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 30 to Rs 38,220 per kg.

Silver coins, however, continued to be traded at last level of Rs 66,000 for buying and Rs 67,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

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