Precious metals gained Wednesday, recording increases ranging from 0.3% for gold to 2.8% for palladium. Advances for platinum and palladium were their third in a row.
Gold for August delivery added $6 to settle at $1,783.40 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
"We’re clearly trading in a very accommodative environment that will underpin gold prices (and) overall it’s still too early to start making mention of reduction in asset purchases and increases in interest rates," Reuters quoted David Meger, director of metals trading at High Ridge Futures.
Gold futures ranged from a low of $1,773.10 to a high of $1,795.60. They gave back 0.3% on Tuesday and they moved up 0.8% on Monday.
Silver for July delivery rose 25.4 cents, or 1%, to close at $26.111 an ounce. Silver futures traded between $25.80 and $26.37. They shed 0.7% on Tuesday and they edged up 0.2% on Monday.
In PGM futures on Wednesday:
July platinum added $16.30, or 1.5%, to $1,086.50 an ounce, ranging from $1,069.60 to $1,094.
- Palladium for September delivery added $71.60 to $2,630.50 an ounce, trading between $2,544 and $2,637.
US Mint Bullion Sales in 2021
The United States Mint published no bullion sales on Wednesday. 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)|
|Wednesday / This Week||Last Week||March Sales||April Sales||May||June||2021 Sales|
|$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||55,500||38,500||20,500||4,000||430,500|
|$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||0||0||0||0||31,000|
|$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||20,000||0||0||0||56,000|
|$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||55,000||0||0||0||150,000|
|$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||33,500||11,000||44,000||7,000||173,000|
|$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin||0||0||4,087,000||1,053,000||0||0||13,106,500|
|$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin||0||0||35,000||0||40,000||0||75,000|
|Tuskegee Airmen 5 oz Silver Coin||0||0||N/A||50,000||2,900||0||52,900|