Gold on Friday declined for a second day as a rally to a six-month high spurred some investors to sell the metal.
The precious metal fell 0.3% to USD 1,756.90 an ounce and silver by 0.2% to USD 34.12 an ounce.
Gold reached USD 1,778 on September 14, the highest since February 29, after the Federal Reserve announced a third round of quantitative easing to boost growth.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi this month gave details of a plan to buy debts of member states and China approved infrastructure spending plans.
Holdings in gold-backed exchange-traded products rose 2.7 tonnes to a record 2,506.3 tonnes.