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Franz Joseph I or Francis Joseph I (1830-1916) was Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia. He concluded the the The Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867, which granted greater autonomy to Hungary, hence transforming the Austrian Empire into the Austro-Hungarian Empire under his dual monarchy.
The Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 established the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary. Under the Compromise, the lands of the House of Habsburg were reorganized as a real union between the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary, headed by a single monarch who reigned as Emperor of Austria in the Austrian half of the empire, and as King of Hungary in Kingdom of Hungary.
Laureate bust of Franz Joseph I right, surrounded by the inscription "Ferencz József Isten kegyelméből ausztriai császár és Magyar-, Horvát-, Szlavon-, Dalmátországok apostoli királya" (Franz Joseph by the Grace of God Emperor of Austria and Apostolic King of Hungary, Croatia, Slavonia, Dalmatia). Date below.
FERENCZ JÓZSEF I.K.A.CS.ÉS M.H.S.D.O.AP.KIR
Depicts the coronation scene at Buda, showing kneeled Emperor, being coronated by Archbishop inside a church. An inscription is around, value and mintmark below.
MECKORONÁZTATÁSÁNAK NEGYVENEDIK EVFORDULOJÁRA 1867 - 1907
King's motto: "My trust in the ancient virtue"
BIZALMAM AZ OSI ERÈNYBEN