Precious Metals Fall on Tuesday, July 12


Precious metals ended lower on Tuesday, led by palladium which fell 7.2%. Silver and platinum logged about two-year settlement lows. Gold, meanwhile, ended the day at its lowest price in nine-and-a-half months.

Gold for August delivery shed $6.90, or 0.4%, to settle at $1,724.80 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The finish was the lowest since Sept. 29 when gold ended at $1,722.90 an ounce.

"The U.S. dollar index continues its assault on the major world currencies and that remains a main bearish element punishing the metals markets. Also, big losses in crude oil prices today hurt the precious metals market bulls,” Jim Wyckoff, a senior analyst at Kitco Inc, said in a daily research note.

Gold futures traded between $1,721.60 and $1,742.20. They dipped 0.6% on Monday

Registering a second loss following three straight gains, silver for September delivery gave back 17.4 cents, or 0.9%, to end at $18.958 an ounce. The close was the lowest since silver settled at $18.699 an ounce on July 7, 2020. Silver futures ranged from $18.63 and $19.14. They declined 0.5% on Monday.

In other precious metals futures Tuesday:

  • October platinum dropped $32.60, or 3.8%, to $828.10 an ounce, trading between $827.10 and $859. The settlement was the weakest since ending at $809.60 an ounce on June 26, 2020. 

  • Following three consecutive sessions gains, including two soaring ones, palladium for September delivery tumbled $156 to $2,015.60 an ounce, ranging from $2,009 to $2,143.50.

Last week platinum gained 1.3% while palladium rallied 11.3%.

US Mint Bullion Sales in 2022

Published U.S. Mint bullion sales were unchanged on Tuesday. 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 May June Last Week / July 2022 Sales
$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin 0 164,500 31,000 15,000 641,000
$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin 0 7,000 6,000 2,000 68,000
$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin 0 8,000 18,000 2,000 130,000
$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin 0 50,000 135,000 5,000 510,000
$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin 0 56,000 21,500 9,000 268,500
$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin 0 1,350,000 925,000 0 10,706,500
$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin 0 0 23,500 14,000 77,500
$25 American Eagle 1 Oz Palladium Coin 0 0 0 0 0


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What goes up, must come down, spinnin’ wheel got to go ’round.


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How long will buyers continue to spend $5-10/oz above spot for physical silver?

Major D

I believe the answer is “all day long” and even more $/oz when it’s disguised as a coin–and when it has a mint mark, $45-$65/oz over spot.

Last edited 26 days ago by Major D