Gold fell on Monday after strong U.S. economic data boosted investor risk sentiment, while uncertainty continued about the Federal Reserve's interest rates path.
Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said Monday he thought that the Federal Reserve should hike rates sooner than markets imply.
Gold miners' shares also fell, with a fund that tracks the industry dropping about 2.63 percent.
Spot prices saw their biggest quarterly rise in nearly 30 years in the three months to March, rallying more than 16 percent on speculation the Fed was not in a hurry to normalize interest rates, but drifted back towards the key $1,200 level after hawkish comments from several Fed officials.
The U.S. central bank raised rates in December for the first time in nearly a decade.