American Express Platinum Metal Card Unboxing and Weighing it

By popular demand, we created an unboxing video of the new Amex Platinum metal card. 

How much does the Amex Platinum metal card weigh?

We weighed the metal card and compared the weight to the Amex Platinum Business card, The Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and the Chase Sapphire Reserve.

The sticky notes were used to cover sensitive information — they weigh 2 grams, so we’ll subtract it from the weight.

sticky notes weigh 2 grams

sticky notes weigh 2 grams

Amex Business Platinum

The Amex Business Platinum card is a standard credit card made out of plastic — it weighs 5 grams.


The metal card weighs 19 grams, which is significantly heavier than the plastic card! The heavier weight adds a more premium feel to the card, which should be expected with the new hefty $550 annual fee.

The Amex Platinum metal card weighs 19 grams

The Amex Platinum metal card weighs 19 grams

Chase Sapphire Reserve

The Chase Sapphire Reserve is lighter than the Amex Platinum metal card, coming in at 12 grams. The Reserve has a piece of metal that’s sandwiched between 2 pieces of plastic.

Compared to the Amex card, the Reserve is lighter and feels slightly cheaper.

The Chase Sapphire Reserve weighs 12 grams

The Chase Sapphire Reserve weighs 12 grams

The Ritz-Carlton Rewards credit card

The Ritz-Carlton Rewards card wins for being the heaviest card in our experiment, coming in at 29 grams. It’s a full metal card that has a premium feel to it (plus a $450 annual fee).


Updates to the Amex Platinum card

American Express made some big updates to the Platinum card on 3/31/2017.

Some new and enhanced benefits include:


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