What Are Livres in American Dollars?

The original value of the livre was one pound of silver, which on September 19, 2014 was worth approximately $263.08. When the livre was replaced with the franc, its value was approximately 0.9877 of a franc, which, based on the fixed franc-to-euro rate, is currently worth approximately $0.19.

The livre was the currency of France from the times of Charlemagne, who established its value in 781, until the end of the French Revolution, when it was replaced by the franc in 1795. The franc was replaced at the turn of the 21st century with the euro at the rate of 1 euro equals 6.55957 francs.