I contacted him to learn more and was informed that the Ministry of Culture has ordered new forms be filed to obtain export licenses for any coin greater than 100 years old being sold outside of Spain. Experts meet one day per month to review for approval. He says this is based on “the coins they think are available for definitive exportation. In this cases (about 99% of the coins).” There will be a cultural tax of 5% sales price added to be covered by the client or buyer. It isn’t clear to me what export approval will be based on. Has anyone seen anything about this? I haven’t been able to locate any information online. Interested to learn greater details and if this is a Spain-specific move or something to be followed by other cash-strapped EU countries. Thanks!