7.5 euro - José Saramago 100 Years
This coin commemorating José Saramago´s 100th birthday was designed by artist Carlos Nogueira. On one side we have an evocation of the sky, sometimes clear, sometimes turbulent, a metaphor related to the firmament that unites us all. On the other, we have the earth, a fundamental element of Saramago´s oeuvre: the earth we tread on, which gives us sustenance, and to which we will all return. Between these two realities, the cosmic and the earthly, as the writer knew and described so well, there is always man.