Medallion Name – DON’T PANIC Significance – A catchier title for this medallion might have been Silver and Gold and Money. Currency policy (gold vs. silver) was a contentious issue in the late 19th century. Colorado’s first boom was made by advocates and politicians who got the federal government to use silver coinage. US money made Colorado’s economy in the 1880s and broke it in the 1890s.When the silver standard ended due to financial pressures, the mines and towns of Colorado were devastated. Inscription – The Silver Panic of 1893 brought 17th Street to her knees. Eventually she recovered; gold