Gold, silver and platinum futures advanced Tuesday. Gold and silver marked almost one-month high settlements. Palladium ended the day slightly lower after posting a record on Monday.
Gold for February delivery moved up $15.20, or 1%, to close at $1,484.40 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The settlement was the highest since Nov. 6.
Gold and silver logged gains "on safe-haven buying amid a U.S. stock market sell-off following downbeat remarks from President Trump regarding the U.S.-China trade negotiations," Jim Wyckoff, a senior analyst at Kitco Metals Inc., said in a daily research note.
Gold futures ranged from a low of $1,465.40 to a high of $1,487.70. They dipped 0.2% on Monday.
Silver for March delivery settled up 28.2 cents, or 1.7%, to $17.248 an ounce. Like for gold, silver’s settlement was the highest since Nov. 6. Silver futures traded between $16.94 and $17.29. They declined 0.8% on Monday.
In other precious metals futures Tuesday:
January platinum gained $11.90, or 1.3%, to $911.60 an ounce, ranging from $897.50 to $914.
- Palladium for March delivery shed 30 cents, or 0.02%, to $1,824.40 an ounce, trading between $1,815.30 and $1,834.80. On Monday, they scored a record settlement.
London Precious Metals Prices
In comparing earlier fixed London gold and silver prices from Friday PM to Monday PM:
- Gold rose $1, or 0.07%, to $1,461.15 an ounce.
- Silver dipped 9 cents, or 0.5%, to $16.875 an ounce.
US Mint 2019 Bullion Sales
United States Mint bullion sales advanced by 500 ounces in American Gold Eagle 1 ounce coins and 25,000 ounces in America the Beautiful Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness 5 ounce silver coins.
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 / This Week / December||Last Week||October||November||2019 Sales|
|$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin||500||0||8,000||8,000||106,500|
|$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin*||0||0||1,000||5,000||30,000|
|$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||4,000||2,000||38,000|
|$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||20,000||0||195,000|
|$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||3,000||5,000||60,000|
|$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin||0||0||1,110,500||463,000||14,863,500|
|Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness 5 Oz Silver Coin||5,000||6,500||N/A||20,000||25,000|
|San Antonio Missions 5 Oz Silver Coin||0||0||17,500||0||55,200|
|War in the Pacific 5 Oz Silver Coin||0||0||500||0||72,500|
|American Memorial Park 5 Oz Silver Coin*||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|