Precious Metals Rise Monday, July 6

by CoinNews.net on July 6, 2020 · 0 comments

999.9 Fine Gold Bullion

Gold futures rose 0.2% on Monday, July 6

Precious metals gained Monday following an extended weekend with U.S. markets closed Friday in observance of U.S. Independence Day.

Gold for August delivery climbed $3.50, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,793.50 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

"The bulls have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Prices are in a four-week-old uptrend on the daily bar chart. Gold bulls’ next upside near-term price objective is to produce a close above strong technical resistance at the June high of $1,807.70. Bears’ next near-term downside price objective is pushing prices below solid technical support at $1,754.00," Jim Wyckoff, a senior analyst at Kitco Metals Inc., said in a daily research note.

Gold futures ranged from a low of $1,779.20 to a high of $1,797.60. They edged up 0.5% last week. On Tuesday at $1,800.50 an ounce they registered their highest settlement since Sept. 21, 2011.

Silver for September delivery gained 26 cents, or 1.4%, to end at $18.582 an ounce. Silver futures traded between $18.22 and $18.76. They finished 1.6% ahead last week.

In other precious metals futures on Monday:

  • October platinum rose $6.10, or 0.7%, to $837.70 an ounce, ranging from $819.10 to $854.40.

  • Palladium for September delivery moved up $24.70, or 1.3%, to $1,952.30 an ounce, trading between $1,895.20 and $1,959.

Last week, platinum increased 2.7% and palladium gained 1.8%.

London Precious Metals Prices (LBMA)

In comparing earlier fixed London gold and silver prices from Friday PM to Monday PM:

  • Gold added $15, or 0.9%, to $1,787.90 an ounce.
  • Silver added 23.5 cents, or 1.3%, to $18.255 an ounce.

In LBMA results last week, prices rose 1.5% for gold, 1.1% for silver and for platinum, and 3.1% for palladium.

US Mint Bullion Sales in 2020

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)
Monday / July Last Week April May June 2020 Sales
$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin 0 2,000 105,000 5,500 42,500 327,500
$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin 0 0 0 6,000 2,000 41,000
$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin 0 0 0 12,000 2,000 54,000
$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin 0 0 0 0 0 175,000
$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin 0 3,000 28,500 2,500 7,500 126,000
$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin 0 471,000 750,000 490,000 1,378,000 12,596,500
$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin* 0 0 1,500 0 0 56,500

 

In terms of 5-ounce silver bullion sales for 2020, the U.S. Mint is working on getting them automated and reported. Initial U.S. Mint-provided figures have the first two 2020-dated pieces at 45,000 produced and sold per issue. These amounts are being verified.

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