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Well it looks like it has a chip in it so idk.

I ask because I'll be doing some international traveling soon and would like a chip & signature amex.

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Are you sure that this is the right forum to ask this question? I'd ask American Express. –  Karlson Dec 30 '13 at 20:17
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This question appears to be off-topic because it is about specific card held by the user. –  Karlson Dec 30 '13 at 20:18
    
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about money –  andra Dec 30 '13 at 20:52
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This question appears to be off-topic because it would be better on money.stackexchange.com - there's no specific travel question in here, IMHO. –  Mark Mayo Dec 30 '13 at 23:01
    
Well let's find out shall we?: money.stackexchange.com/q/27142/9984 And in any event if this question is off topic because it might fit in money.stackexchange.com then why is my other +8 question on topic when it could be seemingly posted in fitness.stackexchange.com?: travel.stackexchange.com/q/22880/4868 –  ansur Jan 2 at 16:24
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Your question is quite vague, but that is not what a traditional chip and pin/signature card looks like. The chip is gold or silver colored and looks quite similar to SIM cards found in most mobile phones:

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If a Card has an EMV chip, you will see a small metal square on the front of the card above the account number like the one pictured above. Amex details all of this information on their website here. It clearly shows what the card looks like in the Amex promo video and it is not the one that you have referenced above:

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The chip and pin/signature technology is standardized across carriers. All chip and pin/signature cards will have a similar looking gold or silver chip directly above the account number. –  Quinsak Dec 30 '13 at 21:10
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The question is "is this a chip & signature amex?" the answer is no per my reasoning above. –  Quinsak Dec 30 '13 at 21:13
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I have answered the question that was being asked. Thanks for the help. –  Quinsak Dec 30 '13 at 21:35
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+1. The gold/silver contacts must be in exactly that shape and position so chip readers can interface with the card. If they're not there, and they're clearly missing from the OP's card, it's not a chip card. –  jpatokal Dec 30 '13 at 22:11
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I genuinely don't get what you're objecting to here. Right now, in the real world, chip & PIN/signature cards have to be inserted into a reader that makes physical contact with the card, and from the picture a) it's clear that the card is incapable of doing this, so the card will thus not be usable as a chip & signature card overseas. It might work as an AmEx Expresspay card now, or it might work with shiny new readers from the future, but that's not what the OP asked. –  jpatokal Dec 31 '13 at 4:01
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