The 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Double Eagles just went on sale. The US Mint also finally issued their official press release announcing the availability and ordering options for the product.
The US Mint’s website has slowed to a crawl for the UHR product page and check out pages. I have also heard reports that some phone calls to the US Mint’s ordering center are picked up by an automated message asking the customer to call back later.
I managed to get an order through a few minutes ago. The status for the coin is listed as “Backordered” with a ship date listed as “2009-01-28”
Check out the Ultra High Relief Order Thread on Coin Network.