Mumbai, August 27:Gold and silver rates slipped in the Indian market on Thursday. On MCX October gold futures were down 0.22 percent to Rs 51,665 per 10 gram. Silver futures fell to Rs 66,821 per kg.

The gold rate in the Indian market tracked a muted trend in the international spot prices as investors waited for Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's address. The dollar index fell to a near one-week low against its rivals, making gold less expensive for holders of other currencies.

According to Good Returns website, the cost of 24 carat 10-gram was Rs 51,410 in Mumbai. The price of 10-gram 24-carat gold in Delhi, on the other hand, was at Rs 54,390. Customers can buy a 10-gram 24-carat gold in Kolkata at Rs 52,880.