Bank Issues Gold Card — With Real GoldSubmitted by PWA on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 09:34
MOSCOW — American Express may call one of its cards the Gold Card, but a bank in Kazakhstan is announcing plans to issue an exclusive new bank card it claims is the world’s first made entirely of gold, diamonds and pearls.
Sberbank-Kazakhstan announced plans to issue a limited edition Visa Infinite Exclusive cards, made with pure gold, 26 diamonds, and inlaid mother of pearl, according to a press release posted on the bank’s website.
The bank also produced a video highlighting the card’s luxurious components.
A spokeswoman for the bank told ABC News it will cost $100,000 to obtain the gold card. About $65,000 of that goes into minting the card itself (customers will receive a plastic version as well), and the remaining $35,000 will remain in the user’s account.