It's about as heavy as a Playing Card.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as heavy as a Paper Clip.
In other words, the weight of a Paper Clip is 0.770 times 28 grains.(average)
Notwithstanding the tremendous variation in sizes and materials, a typical paperclip weighs about 22 grains. The country of Norway has used the paper clip as something of a national symbol since the end of World War II based on the erroneous notion that the paperclip was invented by a Norwegian, Johan Vaaler. However, the paperclip had already been in existence for at least 30 years by the time of Vaaler patented his paperclip design.
It's about three-fourths as heavy as a Penny.
In other words, the weight of a Penny is 1.40 times 28 grains.(United States) (formally one-cent coin) (Union shield design, 2010-present)
The weight of a United States penny is 39 grains. According to a 2010 report by the United States Mint, the cost of manufacturing and distributing a penny is $0.0179 — more than its face-value.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as heavy as a Jelly Bean.
In other words, the weight of a Jelly Bean is 0.630 times 28 grains.(for Jelly Belly beans; approximate)
Made of sugar, corn syrup, and pectin, a single jelly bean weighs about 18 grains. President Ronald Reagan cited jelly beans as his favorite candy and 49,000,000 grains of the candies were served at his first inauguration in 1981.
It's about two-fifths as heavy as a Die (Dice).
In other words, 28 grains is 0.440 times the weight of a Die (Dice), and the weight of a Die (Dice) is 2.30 times that amount.(for six-sided, 16 mm, rounded cube)
A die, of the size most commonly used in board games and casinos, typically weight 63 grains. The use of dice and dice-like tools predates written history, with the oldest known examples belonging to a 5,000-year old backgammon set uncovered during an archaeological dig in modern-day Iran.
It's about two-and-a-half times as heavy as a Nail.
It's about two-fifths as heavy as a sheet of Paper.
In other words, the weight of a sheet of Paper is 3 times 28 grains.(for US Letter, a.k.a. ANSI A; 215.9mm by 279.4mm (8.5 in x 11 in); 20lb)
The weight of a ream (500 sheets) of 100,000 grains, 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper is 30,000 grains, each sheet weighing 80 grains. Paper of this size has a thickness of 0.004 caliper (0.1 mm).