Gold prices slip Friday

Feb. 8, 2013 at 5:47 PM

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The price of gold slipped Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while silver held its own.

On the Comex listing, gold gave up $3.20 or 0.19 percent to $1,668.10 per troy ounce. Silver added 3 cents or 0.09 percent and settled at $31.43 an ounce.

Against the dollar, the euro fell to $1.3365 from Thursday's $1.3397. The dollar fell to 92.69 yen from 93.63 yen.

The dollar was mixed in Asia and Europe. The British pound rose to $1.5801 from Thursday's $1.5713. The dollar was unchanged at 7.755 Hong Kong dollars. Against the Korean won, the dollar rose to 1096.14 won from 1090.42 won.

The dollar rose to 1.0025 Canadian dollars from 0.9978 Canadian. The Australian dollar rose to $1.0318 from $1.0283.

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