Gold, silver and platinum futures finished higher Tuesday following sharp losses on Monday. Gold and silver each advanced 0.7%.
Rebounding from a more than one-month low and posting its first gain in four sessions, gold for June delivery rose $9 to settle at $1,333 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
"The dollar has been a driving force as of late. We’ve been seeing a little weakness in equities today, too," Reuters quoted David Meger, director of metals trading at High Ridge Futures in Chicago.
Gold futures ranged from a low of $1,323.60 to a high of $1,334.50. They dropped 1.1% in starting the trading week on Monday, marking their lowest close since March 21.
Silver for May delivery added 11.6 cents to end at $16.703 an ounce. Silver futures traded between $16.53 and $16.74. They sank 3.4% on Monday.
In other precious metals futures prices on Tuesday:
July platinum gained $12.60, or 1.4%, to $935 an ounce, ranging from $918.60 to $937.70.
- Palladium for June delivery lost $7.90, or 0.8%, to $971.65 an ounce, trading between $955.75 and $980.90.
London Precious Metals Prices
LBMA bullion prices are available on the LBMA website with a delay of midnight.
US Mint Bullion Sales in 2018
United States Mint bullion sales were unchanged. Below is a sales breakdown of U.S. Mint bullion products with columns listing the number of coins sold during varying periods.
|US Mint Bullion Sales (# of coins)|
|Tuesday / This Week||Last Week||March||April||2018 Sales|
|$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin||0||0||0||0||20,000|
|$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||500||2,500||2,500||46,000|
|$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||0||0||16,000|
|$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||0||0||26,000|
|$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||10,000||0||95,000|
|$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||500||1,000||1,000||29,500|
|$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin||0||275,000||915,000||610,000||5,702,500|
|Pictured Rocks 5 Oz Silver Coin||0||0||10,000||0||30,000|
|Apostle Islands 5 Oz Silver Coin||0||30,000||N/A||30,000||30,000|
Really no new, news here, accept *platinum has risen! 1.1/4% & some what holding.