While gold fell by Rs. 180 to Rs. 27,010 per 10 grams, silver took a plunge of Rs. 500 to Rs. 54,100 per kg, owing to slackness in demand at prevailing higher levels and a fresh fall in their prices in the Asian region.
Gold in Asia, which normally sets the price trend on the domestic front here, shed 0.2 per cent to $1,672.57 an ounce in Singapore.
In addition, sluggish local demand at prevailing higher levels further dampened the trading sentiment
On the domestic front, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity fell by Rs. 180 each to Rs. 27,010 and Rs. 26,870 per 10 grams, respectively. The yellow metal had gained by Rs. 530 in last three sessions.
However, sovereigns found scattered local buying and rose by Rs. 50 to Rs. 22,050 per piece of eight grams.
Similarly, silver ready moved down by Rs. 500 to Rs. 54,100 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs. 540 to Rs. 53,610 per kg, respectively. Silver coins plunged by Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 62,000 for buying and Rs. 63,000 for selling of 100 pieces.