Precious metals rose for a second straight session on Monday. Gains on the day included 1.1% for platinum and matching increases of 0.6% for gold, silver and palladium.
Gold for December delivery settled up $10.50 to $1,806.80 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The settlement was the best since Sept. 14.
"The metals markets are boosted by increasing worries about rising price inflation. More and more economists and veteran market watchers are predicting the bout of rising global inflation is something more than just a transitory event," Jim Wyckoff, a senior analyst at Kitco Inc, said in a daily research note.
Gold futures ranged from a low $1,793 to a high of $1,811.50. They advanced 1.6% last week.
Silver for December delivery gained 14.3 cents to finish at $24.592 an ounce. The settlement was the best since Sept. 3. Silver futures traded between $24.36 and $24.70. They surged 4.7% last week.
In other precious metals futures prices on Monday:
January platinum rose $11.70 to $1,063.80 an ounce, ranging from $1,040.40 to $1,066.60.
- Palladium for December delivery added $12.60 to $2,048.20 an ounce, trading between $2,023 and $2,078.
Last week platinum shed 0.6% and palladium fell 2%.
US Mint Bullion Sales in 2021
Published United States Mint bullion sales were unchanged on Monday. 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||Last Week||August||September||October||2021 Sales|
|$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||21,000||112,000||67,500||114,500||928,000|
|$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin||0||3,000||21,000||4,000||3,000||84,000|
|$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin||0||8,000||34,000||8,000||12,000||140,000|
|$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin||0||30,000||50,000||35,000||55,000||420,000|
|$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||4,000||27,500||24,000||36,500||296,000|
|$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin||0||576,000||3,930,000||2,735,000||1,076,000||26,751,500|
|$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin||0||0||0||0||0||75,000|
|Tuskegee Airmen 5 oz Silver Coin||0||0||0||0||0||52,900|