A gram weighs 1 gram on a scale. A gram is a unit of mass equal to one-thousandth of a kilogram. If the scale is using other units, a gram weighs 0.0357 ounces.

One teaspoon of sugar weighs 4.2 grams. A tablespoon of sugar weighs around double that. It is recommended that people do not consume more than 25 grams, or about 6 teaspoons, of sugar a day.

As of 2014, one U.S. penny weighs 2.5 grams and is made of 2.5 percent copper plating that covers a core of zinc. One penny is 19.05 millimeters in diameter and 1.52 millimeters thick.


The $20 bill weighs about one gram, according to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. It takes roughly 454 $20 bills to add up to 1 pound.

A paperclip, a sugar packet, the cap of a pen and a raisin are all examples of things that weigh just 1 gram. A gram is a unit of measurement in the metric system used to measure mass.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a dollar weighs one gram. This is the same weight for every denomination of a U.S. note.

Common household items that weigh approximately 1 gram include a paper clip, the cap of a ballpoint pen, a stick of gum, a U.S. bill of any denomination, one-quarter teaspoon of sugar, a raisin and a thumbtack. The gram ...