Gold edged higher on Friday as the dollar retreated from this week's 14-year high and some buyers were tempted to take advantage of prices near a 10-month low after six weeks of decline.
Volumes were thin as traders prepared for a long weekend.
All floor trading for precious and base metals options will be shut on Monday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday.
Bullion has fallen more than $200 an ounce from the peak it hit after Donald Trump's U.S. presidential election victory on Nov. 8, reaching a low last week of $1,122.35, as his win sparked a dollar rally and drove U.S. Treasury yields higher.
It is down 14 percent this quarter, paring its gain for the year to 6.7 percent. Gold posted its biggest quarterly increase in 30 years between January and March.