How Many Diamonds Are in a Deck of Cards?
A standard deck of cards features 13 cards of the diamond suit, and there are 87 diamond images that appear in total. Cards show diamond images in two opposite corners of the suit, plus one diamond for each number card and two diamonds on each face card.
Playing cards developed their four-suit design in the 1480s in France. By the late 1800s, factories mass-produced standard English playing cards that featured diamonds, hearts, clubs and spades, a design that prevails as of September 2014.
Older cards were based on Latin suits of cups, swords, coins and rods. German cards featured hearts, bells, leaves and acorns.