In the start to the new trading week on Monday, platinum inched higher while gold, silver and palladium declined.
Gold for August delivery shed $8.30, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,719.10 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
"July has proven to be a tough month for gold with the dual pressures of rising interest rates reducing gold’s appeal due to its lack of yield," Rupert Rowling, market analyst at Kinesis Money, wrote in a Monday note reported by MarketWatch.
Gold futures traded between $1,712.90 and $1,734.60. They gained 1.4% last week, for their first weekly increase in six weeks.
Silver for September delivery fell 28.9 cents, or 1.6%, to settle at $18.328 an ounce. Silver futures ranged from $18.19 to $18.68. They edged 0.1% higher last week.
In other precious metals futures prices on Monday:
October platinum rose $2.10, or 0.2%, to $869.30 an ounce, trading between $853.60 and $874.80.
- Palladium for September delivery shed $15.80, or 0.8%, to $2,003 an ounce, ranging from $1,965 and $2,033.
Last week, platinum surged 4.4% and palladium soared 10.4%.
US Mint Bullion Sales in 2022
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||May||June||July||2022 Sales|
|$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||164,500||31,000||33,000||659,000|
|$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||7,000||6,000||3,000||69,000|
|$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||8,000||18,000||2,000||130,000|
|$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||50,000||135,000||5,000||510,000|
|$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin||0||0||56,000||21,500||23,000||282,500|
|$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin||0||0||1,350,000||925,000||425,000||11,131,500|
|$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin||0||0||0||23,500||15,000||78,500|