Precious metals logged losses on Tuesday that ranged from 0.2% for silver to 1.8% for both platinum and palladium. Silver’s fall was its third in a row.
Gold for June delivery shed $6.50, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,927.50 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
"Comments from Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard Tuesday morning that were more hawkish than expected spiked U.S. Treasury yields higher today, which also worked to pressure the precious metals markets. Brainerd said at a virtual conference, ‘it is of paramount importance to get inflation down’. Brainerd also said the Fed will do a series of interest rate hikes this year, which was not unexpected by the marketplace" Jim Wyckoff, a senior analyst at Kitco Inc, said in a daily research note.
Gold futures traded between $1,920.90 and $1,948.90. They edged 0.5% higher on Monday.
Silver for May delivery declined 5.6 cents to end at $24.534 an ounce. The close was the lowest since Feb. 28 when silver settled at $24.366 an ounce. Silver prices ranged from $24.42 to $25.11. They dipped 0.3% on Monday.
In other precious metals prices Tuesday:
July platinum lost $17.90 to $973.10 an ounce, trading between $969.30 and $992.40.
- Palladium for June delivery fell $39.70 to $2,235.30 an ounce, ranging from $2,226.50 to $2,319.50.
US Mint Bullion Sales in 2022
Published United States Mint bullion sales increased on Tuesday, and for the first time this month, by 425,000 ounces in silver coins and a combined 33,000 ounces in gold coins.
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)|
|Tuesday / This Week / April||Last Week||January||February||March||2022 Sales|
|$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin||21,500||19,000||123,500||86,000||140,500||371,500|
|$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin||1,000||1,000||45,000||0||5,000||51,000|
|$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin||6,000||2,000||64,000||4,000||20,000||94,000|
|$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin||25,000||5,000||195,000||25,000||75,000||320,000|
|$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin||7,000||11,000||61,500||28,500||64,500||161,500|
|$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin||425,000||0||5,001,000||1,500,000||1,080,500||8,006,500|
|$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin||0||0||N/A||25,800||14,200||40,000|
|$25 American Eagle 1 Oz Palladium Coin||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Tuskegee Airmen 5 oz Silver Coin||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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