There are 12 face cards in a deck of 52 cards. The face cards have a king, queen, or jack on them. There are four kings, four queens, and four jacks in a deck because there are four suits and each suit contains one of each type of face card.
The red suits are hearts and diamonds, while the black suits are clubs and spades. Each suit contains 13 distinct cards. Each suit has an ace and numbered cards from two to ten in addition to the face cards. The ace is ranked either below the two or above the king, depending on the card game and situation.