What was the fifth suit in a deck of cards?
There was once a fifth suit. In the late 1930s, the United States Playing Card Company was one of several manufacturers to introduce a 65-card deck. In addition to the four established suits, the packages contained a fifth: the eagle. (In England, companies sometimes used a royal symbol of crowns depicted in blue.)
What suit is higher in a deck of cards?
When suit ranking is applied, the two most common conventions are: Alphabetical order: clubs (lowest), followed by diamonds, hearts, and spades (highest). This ranking is used in the game of bridge. Alternating colors: diamonds (lowest), followed by clubs, hearts, and spades (highest).
What do the suits mean in a deck of cards?
Today's 52-card deck preserves the four original French suits of centuries ago: clubs (♣), diamonds (♦), hearts (♥), and spades (♠). Cups and chalices (modern hearts) might have stood for the clergy; swords (spades) for the nobility or the military; coins (diamonds) for the merchants; and batons (clubs) for peasants.
How many suits are in a deck of cards?
The standard 52-card deck of French playing cards (54 counting jokers) is the most common deck of playing cards used today. It includes thirteen ranks in each of the four French suits: clubs (♣), diamonds (♦), hearts (♥) and spades (♠), with reversible "court" or face cards.