The US is experiencing a coin shortage as consumers use credit cards and payment processors amid fear of the plague. Retail cash drawers, notorious for not balancing at the end of the shift, are no longer acting as coin collection points because they have just been sat there unused. Also, the U.S. Mint is producing fewer coins citing plague safety measures.
Conveniently, this phenomenon advances the push to digital currency. All digital currency transactions are traceable. Let that percolate.