Precious metals futures registered gains Tuesday ranging from 0.2% for gold to 1.9% for both platinum and palladium.
Gold for December delivery climbed $2.40 to settle at $1,474.30 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
"Gold is awaiting more clarification on the US/China trade front," MarketWatch quoted James Hatzigiannis, senior strategist at Long Leaf Trading Group. "Until there is a clear indication straight from the US or China on the trade deal, gold will just hang out at this level for the time being."
Gold futures ranged from a low of $1,465.10 to a high of $1,475.80. They also edged 0.2% higher on Monday.
Silver for December delivery gained 11.8 cents, or 0.7%, to settle at $17.118 an ounce. Silver futures traded between $16.93 and $17.16. They rose 0.3% on Monday.
In other precious metals futures prices on Tuesday:
January platinum moved up $17.30 to $912.30 an ounce, ranging from $895.80 to $914.30.
- Palladium for December delivery tacked on $33 to $1,737.40 an ounce, trading between $1,680 and $1,742.40.
London Precious Metals Prices
In comparing earlier fixed London gold and silver prices from Monday PM to Tuesday PM:
- Gold added 80 cents, or 0.05%, to $1,468.45 an ounce.
- Silver rose 33 cents, 2%, to $17.125 an ounce.
In LBMA results last week, gold climbed 0.2% and silver rose 0.4%.
US Mint 2019 Bullion Sales
U.S. 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. Products with an asterisk (*) are no longer available.
|US Mint Bullion Sales (# of coins)|
|Tuesday||Last Week||This Week||October||November||2019 Sales|
|$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||5,000||3,000||8,000||8,000||106,000|
|$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin||0||3,000||0||1,000||5,000||30,000|
|$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||2,000||4,000||2,000||36,000|
|$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||0||20,000||0||190,000|
|$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||2,500||2,500||3,000||5,000||60,000|
|$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin||0||65,000||233,000||1,110,500||463,000||14,863,500|
|Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness 5 Oz Silver Coin||0||N/A||13,500||N/A||13,500||13,500|
|San Antonio Missions 5 Oz Silver Coin||0||0||0||17,500||0||55,200|
|War in the Pacific 5 Oz Silver Coin||0||0||0||500||0||72,500|
|American Memorial Park 5 Oz Silver Coin*||0||0||0||0||0||80,000|
|Lowell 5 Oz Silver Coin*||N/A||80,000|
|$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin*||N/A||40,000|