Gold closed at $1,749.60 as the dollar index fell marginally, losing 0.16 percent to 80.09.
Silver added 2 cents to close at $34.23.
The dollar rose in most of Asia and fell across Europe, dropping against the British pound, the Russian ruble and the Swiss franc.
The euro rose to $1.2987 Monday from $1.2972 Friday. Against the yen, the dollar fell to 82.03 yen, compared to 82.08 in Friday's session.
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