CryptoPunk #6983, a sought-after generative art collection, sold for 72 ETH ($139,104) in an auction. Unique attributes like hoodies, beanies and pilot helmets influence the value of CryptoPunks.
The attributes of CryptoPunk #6983 that set it apart from others include a cap forward accessory shared by 254 other Punks, an earring accessory, a male type and horned-rim glasses. These attributes make CryptoPunk #6983 a prized possession among NFT collectors.
CryptoPunks have gained significant attention since 2021, with many celebrities proudly showcasing their ownership of these digital art pieces on social media platforms like Twitter.
Punks with traits like Zombies, Apes and Aliens also command high prices in the market.
With only 10,000 Punks in existence and some might be lost forever, CryptoPunks have become the ultimate rookie card for NFT collectors by garnering widespread interest and influencing the digital art market.
CryptoPunks selling for millions of dollars
CryptoPunks’ unique and distinctive pixelated designs have been one of the reasons for its soaring value. Some Punks even sold for millions of dollars at auction.
Topping the list is CryptoPunk #5822, which was sold to Chain CEO Deepak Thapliyal for a staggering $23.7 million. This particular CryptoPunk is an Alien type, with only 0.09 percent of all CryptoPunks sharing this attribute. It wears a blue bandana, a feature worn by just 5 percent of the collectibles.
Coming in second is CryptoPunk #7523, also known as Covid Punk, which sold to Israeli billionaire Shalom Meckenzie for $11.75 million at a Sotheby’s auction in June 2021. This CryptoPunk is the only one to feature a mask, making it a truly unique and historically significant NFT.
Ranked third is CryptoPunk #4156, which was sold for $10.28 million in July 2022. This particular CryptoPunk has a rarity rank of 46, but its value increased significantly in just 10 months since its previous sale for $1.25 million in December 2021.
CryptoPunk #5577 holds the fourth spot, with a selling price of $8.12 million in February 2022. This Ape Punk also wears a Cowboy hat, a rare trait shared only with one percent of other CryptoPunks.
In fifth place, CryptoPunk #3100 sold for a record-breaking $7.67 million in March 2021. Despite its relatively simple design, featuring only a white and blue headband, this Alien CryptoPunk surpassed previous records and showcased that attributes and rarity were not the only factors determining these digital assets’ value.
In March 2021, Alien CryptoPunk #7804 sold for $7.57 million, making it the sixth-highest-selling Punk. It has rare traits like a grey Cap Forward, shared with only 254 other punks, Small Shades and a Pipe. Rarity Tools ranks it as the second-rarest Punk in the collection.
Zombie-type CryptoPunk #857 holds the seventh place. It features wild hair and 3D glasses. It was sold for around 2,000 ETH in September 2021, equivalent to around $6.65 million at the time.
As the popularity of NFTs continues to rise, the market for CryptoPunks remains vibrant and competitive. These unique and rare digital collectibles have captured the attention of collectors and investors alike, with their value reaching new heights with each sale.
Whether it’s the iconic Alien Punk, the rare Zombie Punk or other unique attributes, CryptoPunks continue to be at the forefront of the NFT space — commanding top dollar for their digital ownership.