Temporary Shortage of
U.S. Coins in Circulation

Temporary Shortage of
U.S. Coins in Circulation

In mid-June 2020, the Federal Reserve announced that shutdowns caused by COVID-19 have caused a temporary nationwide shortage of U.S. coins in circulation, including those available to banks and businesses. During the time in which businesses were closed, consumers had few opportunities to use coin when making purchases, resulting in this supply shortage. As this shortage is expected to continue for several months, Comerica is limited in its ability to obtain or fulfill some coin orders, as done in the past, until the supply chain is replenished.

How you can help and stay informed

  • Keep coins needed for your daily business; roll and deposit excess coins into the bank.
    • If depositing rolled coin at a banking center, please make an appointment to enter the lobby.
  • For Commercial Cash Vault Customers:
    • Order coin separately from cash when possible.
    • Be aware that coin orders in excess of available coin will not be filled.
  • Help spread awareness of the national coin shortage, and encourage the use of coin when making purchases at local businesses.
  • Watch the local news and check the internet for additional information or updates.