playing card

Playing card, printed in colour on thin card with a red and white chequered pattern on the reverse. This card is the King of Coins, and depicts a standing male figure wearing a multicoloured robe and crown, with one arm upraised and pointing at a coin in the top left-hand corner. The number 12 is marked in the top left and bottom right-hand corners.

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