Gold and silver prices plummeted in May. U.S. Mint bullion coin sales, however, were exceptional for the month. Gold for August delivery edged up 80 cents, or less than 0.1%, to settle at $1, 217.50 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Elsewhere in bullion trading, silver for July delivery dropped 27.5 cents, or 1.7%, to settle at $15.994 an ounce, the lowest close since April 11.

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