1959 Washington Quarter. MS-66+ (PCGS). CAC. Brilliant on the reverse, the obverse is exceptionally vivid in a bold array of blue-gray, salmon pink and golden-copper iridescence. A respectable, if not overly generous mintage for the era of 24,384,000 circulation strikes conceals the conditionally challenging nature of this Philadelphia Mint issue. Indeed, the 1959 is scarce at the uppermost reaches of Gem Mint State, as here, and it is rare in Superb Gem Uncirculated preservation. With outstanding eye appeal due to the aforementioned toning, the Pogue specimen represents a significant find for the astute Washington quarter enthusiast.