The 2002 1 oz Mexican Silver Libertad is 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver. This coin is produced by Casa de Moneda de Mexico and is 40 mm in diameter and 3 mm thick. Translated as the "House of Money", the Mexican Mint was established by Spain in 1535 and is the oldest running mint in the Western Hemisphere. Mexican Silver Libertads are some of the most recognizable silver bullion coins worldwide.
The obverse of the coin is an image of Winged Victory, or the Angel of Independence. The coin shows her atop a column, as a representation of the statue in Mexico City. She is pictured in front of a plain with two volcanoes Iztaccihautl, The Smoking Mountain, and Popocatépetl in the background. Around the top are the denomination "1 ONZA," the motto "PLATA PURA," the year "2002," and purity "LEY .999." The reverse of the coin depicts all the different designs for the Mexican Coat of Arms. The previous designs encircle the current design of an eagle eating a snake while perched on a cactus. The country "Estados Unidos Mexicanos" and a wreath form a circle around the current Mexican Coat of Arms.