Emperor Francis I. Silver 20 Kreuzer Coin.
Mint year: 1818
Mint Place: Kremnitz (B)
Denomination: 20 Kreuzer
Obverse: Wreathed bust of Francis I as Emperor right. Mint letter (A) below.
Legend: FRANCISCVS I, D[EI] G[RATIA] AVSTRIAE IMPERATOR .
Translated: "Francis I, by the Grace of God, Emperor of Austria".
Reverse: Crown above imperial eagle with coat of arms and Toison order.
Legend: HVN : BOH : LOMB . ET . VEN (20) GAL . LOD . IL . REX . A . A . 1818 .
The Austrian Empire (Austrian German: Kaiserthum Oesterreich, modern spelling Kaisertum Österreich) was a modern era successor empire centered on what is today’s Austria and which officially lasted from 1804 to 1867. Austrian Empire was a multinational realm and one of the world’s great powers at the time. The Austrian Empire was geographically the second largest country in Europe after the Russian Empire (621,538 square kilometres (239,977 sq mi)), the second most populous after the Russian Empire, and the largest and strongest country in the German Confederation. Since its establishment until 1806, some lands in the Austrian Empire were also included in the Holy Roman Empire. It was followed by the Empire of Austria-Hungary, whose proclamation was a diplomatic move that elevated Hungary’s status within the Austrian Empire as a result of the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867. The Austro-Hungarian Empire (1867 to 1918) was itself dissolved by the victors at the end of World War I and broken into separate new states. The term “Austrian Empire” is also used for the Habsburg possessions before 1804, which had no official collective name, although Austria is more frequent.