Silver and gold prices fell further today because of lesser domestic demand, sustained selling by stockists and weakening global trend of decline. In the global markets, gold declined by 0.01 per cent to $1,506.90 an ounce and silver fell by 0.24 per cent to $45.49 an ounce.
Silver prices fell further today by Rs 1,400 to Rs 68,600 per kg and gold lost Rs 25 to Rs 22,195 per 10 grams. Silver coins followed suit and plunged by Rs 1,500 to Rs 74,500 for buying and Rs 75,500 for selling of 100 pieces. At the domestic front, silver ready dropped further by Rs 1,400 to Rs 68,600 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 290 to Rs 67,500 per kg.
In line with a general weakening trend, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity declined by Rs 25 each to Rs 22,195 and Rs 22,075 per 10 grams, respectively. However, sovereigns continued to be asked around the previous level of Rs 18,200 per piece of eight grams.