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King of Spades

Year of issue:2024
Weight:2 oz
Dimensions:40.13 x 25.07 x 7.5 mm
Additional:Colouring, Engraving
Mintage:500 pieces


The King of Spades in the French deck is one of the most iconic cards and is often associated with historical or mythological figures. In French playing cards, each king traditionally represents a great king from history, although these representations may vary by manufacturer or country.

  • History and Significance The King of Spades in particular has been identified with the biblical King David, famous for his victory over Goliath and for being a central leader and poet in the Judeo-Christian tradition. This identification stems from a custom dating back to 17th century France, when figures in the deck began to be associated with historical or mythological names to make them more interesting and memorable.
  • Design and Appearance Visually, the King of Spades is usually depicted with a sword, reflecting his warrior character and leadership in battle, in line with the figure of David as a warrior king. His clothing is typically regal, with ornaments denoting his status. The design may include symbolic elements such as crowns, sceptres and other icons of power and authority.
  • Use in Games In many card games, the King of Spades may have a high value or be used in specific games with particular rules where its presence is especially significant.

The King of Spades is not only a staple of many card games, but also a figure that carries with it centuries of cultural history and symbolism.

This design has been handmade (not AI) by the Asturmint project team, this has been the design process:

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