The Heaviest Credit Cards List (2020.7 Update: Synchrony Verizon Visa Card: 17g)

2020.6 Update: The new no fee card Synchrony Verizon Visa Card is a metal card, and its weight is 17g.

2020.6 Update: The new card US Bank Altitude Go turns out to be a metal card, although it has no annual fee.


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?

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).

Luxury Card MasterCard Gold Card: 22g

Annual fee: $995

Citi Prestige: 18g

Annual fee: $495. HT: reader Ray.

Citi AAdvantage Executive: 18g

Annual fee: $450

AmEx Platinum: 17g

Annual fee: $550

HSBC Premier World Elite: 17g

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

Capital One Savor: 17g

Annual fee: $95

Synchrony Verizon: 17g

Annual fee: $0

US Bank Altitude Reserve: 16g

Annual fee: $400

Capital One Venture: 16g

Annuel fee: $95

Apple Card: 15g

Annual fee: $0

AmEx Gold: 15g

Annual fee: $250

AmEx Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant: 15g

Annual fee: $450

AmEx Delta SkyMiles Platinum: 15g

Annual fee: $250

AmEx Centurion: 14g

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

CNB Crystal: 14g

Annual fee: $400

AmEx Amazon Business Prime: 14g

Annual fee: $0

Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR): 13g

Annual fee: $450

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Chase Sapphire Preferred (CSP): 13g

Annual fee: $95

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Chase IHG Premier: 13g

Annual fee: $89

Chase Amazon Prime: 13g

Annual fee: $0

Chase UA Club: 12g

Annual fee: $450

US Bank Altitude Go: 12g

Annual fee: $0

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 Ritz-Carlton stopped taking new applications in 2018.7 (you can still product change to this card), the material seems to have been replaced with less heavy metal.

New card (12g):

Old card (28g):

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