The Heaviest Credit Cards List (2019.8 Update: Citi Prestige Now Heavier; Chase Marriott Now Plastic Card)

2019.8 Update: Added the new card Apple Card: 15g.


Most credit cards are made of plastic of approximately 5 grams (g) of plastic, but some are made of metal. Not all metal cards have the same weight, which begs the question… which card is heaviest?

#1: JP Morgan Reserve: 27g

Annual fee: $450. You need to be a client of JP Morgan Private Bank in order to be eligible for this card (requires $10M investable assets).

#2: Luxury Card MasterCard Gold Card: 22g

Annual fee: $995

#3: AmEx Platinum: 18g

Annual fee: $550

#3: Citi Prestige: 18g

Annual fee: $495. HT: reader Ray.

#3: Citi AAdvantage Executive: 18g

Annual fee: $450

#6: HSBC Premier World Elite: 17g

Annual fee: $395. You need to have a HSBC Premier account in order to be eligible for this card.

#7: US Bank Altitude Reserve: 16g

Annual fee: $400

#7: Capital One Venture: 16g

Annuel fee: $95

#9: Apple Card: 15g

Annual fee: $0

#9: AmEx Gold: 15g

Annual fee: $250

#9: AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant: 15g

Annual fee: $450

#12: AmEx Centurion: 14g

Annual fee: $2,500. You have to be invited to apply for this card, there is no public application link.

#12: CNB Crystal: 14g

Annual fee: $400

#14: Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR): 13g

Annual fee: $450

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#14: Chase Sapphire Preferred (CSP): 13g

Annual fee: $95

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#14: Chase IHG Premier: 13g

Annual fee: $89

#14: Chase Amazon Prime: 13g

Annual fee: $0

#18: Chase UA Club: 12g

Annual fee: $450

#19: Wells Fargo Propel AmEx: 10g

Annual fee: $0

Usual Plastic cards: 5g


Appendix: Discontinued Cards

Chase Ritz-Carlton: 28g! Annual fee: $450

Note: after Chase stopped taking application for the Ritz-Carlton card the metal cards seem to have been replaced with plastic cards. Note you can still product change to this card.

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