Is the Federal Reserve experiencing a coin shortage?
No. There is not a coin shortage.
However, the circulation of coins was significantly disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than half of coins in the U.S. are sitting in consumers' coin jars in their homes.
To improve the circulation of coins throughout the economy, the US Coin Task Force (PDF) encourages the public holding onto coins to deposit or exchange them, and for banks to make coin redemption convenient and accessible to their customers.
The U.S. Mint is the issuing authority of coins. The Federal Reserve Banks distribute new and circulated coins to depository institutions, such as banks and credit unions.