The date of 1838 is interesting as it pre-dates the construction of Balintore Castle in 1860. So, one presumes it was in circulation for at least 22 years before being lost - most likely during the building phase itself. Queen Victoria looks very young, and indeed she only came to power in the preceding year of 1837.
Groats ceased to be minted in 1856, which is a great shame as a coin worth four-pence has great numismatic charm.
|Balintore groat: reverse|
|Balintore groat: obverse|