New Delhi:  Snapping a 10-day rally, gold on Wednesday declined from record high levels due to profit-selling by stockists at prevailing higher levels amid a weak trend in overseas markets.
Gold fell by Rs 30 to Rs 29,660 per 10 grams and silver declined further by Rs 200 to Rs 56,600 per kg due to reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers.
The trading sentiment in gold turned bearish as it declined in London on speculation economic growth will reduce the need for the Federal Reserve to add more stimulus measures.
In London, gold slipped by 0.5 percent to USD 1,653.93 an ounce. In addition, fall in demand at prevailing higher levels and ending of marriage season, further fuelled the downtrend in precious metals.
On the domestic front, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 percent purity declined by Rs 30 each to Rs 29,660 and Rs 29,520 per 10 grams, respectively. The metal had climbed to an all-time high of Rs 29,690 on Tuesday.
Sovereigns remained steady at Rs 23,750 per piece of eight grams in limited deals. Silver ready fell further by Rs 200 to Rs 56,600 per kg, while weekly-based delivery spurted by Rs 1185 to Rs 57,085 per kg on speculative buying. On the other hand, silver coin held steady at Rs 66,000 for buying and Rs 67,000 for selling of 100 pieces.