Originally Posted by nekokami
A pistole is the same as a louis? I just came across a point in the story where some amount of pistoles plus some other change (which I thought included louis) was converted to a larger sum of livres, and made a mental note to go try to find out what the relationship between these various coins was.
It's a while since I read these books, but I seem to recall that a "pistole" is worth two "louis". I may be mistaken, however!