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Metal Sheet & Wire Weights

Precious metal sheetstock and wire have different weights depending on their composition. This handy chart allows you to estimate the weight of a variety of precious metals in various wire diameters and sheet thicknesses. Download a pdf of Metal Sheet & Wire Weights. You can also read a text description of this information below.

Metal Sheet & Wire Weights

Wire Per Foot
B&S mm inches Fine Silver
(ounces)
Sterling
(ounces)
24k Gold
(dwt)
18K Gold
(dwt)
14K Gold
(dwt)
10K Gold
(dwt)
Platinum
(ounces)
2 6.540 0.2576 3.450 3.410 128.000 104.000 86.100 76.300 7.070
4 5.190 0.2043 2.170 2.140 80.100 64.600 54.200 48.000 4.450
6 4.110 0.1620 1.360 1.350 50.400 40.600 34.100 30.200 2.800
8 3.260 0.1285 0.856 0.848 31.600 25.600 21.400 19.000 1.760
10 2.590 0.1019 0.541 0.534 20.000 16.100 13.500 11.900 1.110
12 2.050 0.0808 0.339 0.335 12.600 10.100 8.470 7.500 0.695
14 1.630 0.0641 0.214 0.211 7.870 6.360 5.330 4.720 0.437
16 1.290 0.0508 0.135 0.132 4.960 4.000 3.350 2.970 0.275
18 1.020 0.0403 0.085 0.084 3.110 2.510 2.110 1.870 0.173
20 0.813 0.0320 0.053 0.053 1.960 1.580 1.330 1.170 0.109
22 0.643 0.0253 0.034 0.033 1.230 0.994 0.833 0.738 0.068
24 0.511 0.0201 0.021 0.021 0.775 0.625 0.524 0.464 0.043
26 0.404 0.0154 0.013 0.013 0.488 0.393 0.330 0.292 0.027
28 0.330 0.0126 0.008 0.008 0.306 0.247 0.287 0.184 0.017
30 0.254 0.0100 0.005 0.005 0.193 0.156 0.130 0.115 0.010
Sheet Per Square Inch
B&S mm inches Fine Silver
(ounces)
Sterling
(ounces)
24k Gold
(dwt)
18K Gold
(dwt)
14K Gold
(dwt)
10K Gold
(dwt)
Platinum
(ounces)
2 6.540 0.2576 1.420 1.410 52.50 31.40 35.50 42.30 2.910
4 5.190 0.2043 1.120 1.120 41.60 24.90 28.10 33.60 2.310
6 4.110 0.1620 0.894 0.884 33.00 19.80 22.30 26.60 1.830
8 3.260 0.1285 0.709 0.701 26.20 15.70 17.70 21.10 1.450
10 2.590 0.1019 0.562 0.556 20.80 12.40 14.00 16.70 1.150
12 2.050 0.0808 0.446 0.441 16.50 9.85 11.10 13.30 0.913
14 1.630 0.0641 0.354 0.350 13.10 7.81 8.82 10.50 0.724
16 1.290 0.0508 0.281 0.277 10.40 6.21 7.00 8.35 0.574
18 1.020 0.0403 0.223 0.220 8.20 4.91 5.55 6.62 0.455
20 0.813 0.0320 0.176 0.174 6.51 3.90 4.40 5.25 0.361
22 0.643 0.0253 0.140 0.138 5.16 3.09 3.49 4.22 0.286
24 0.511 0.0201 0.111 0.110 4.09 2.45 2.77 3.30 0.227
26 0.404 0.0154 0.088 0.087 3.24 1.94 2.19 2.62 0.180
28 0.330 0.0126 0.070 0.069 2.58 1.54 1.74 2.08 0.143
30 0.254 0.0100 0.055 0.055 2.04 1.22 1.38 1.65 0.113