Gold fell 1 percent on Monday, nearing last week's 2010 low on a robust dollar and upbeat comments from Federal Reserve officials on a possible U.S. rate hike next month.
White metals tracked gold lower, with silver dropping to the lowest level in more than six years and platinum to a seven-year trough.
Spot gold was down 0.7 percent at $1,069.61 an ounce, down for a 13th of the 16 trading days so far this month. Its session low was $1,066.60, just shy of last week's lowest since February 2010 at $1,064.95.
U.S. gold futures for December delivery settled down 0.9 percent at $1,066.80 an ounce after hedge funds and money managers switched to a bearish position.