June 23, 2022 - 4 min read
This article breaks down the top 10 rarest CryptoPunks and their sales history.
After Beeple’s record $69.3 million NFT sale in March 2021 at Christie’s, CryptoPunks lit the world on fire and became the de facto number one NFT project until it was later edged out by Bored Ape Yacht Club.
CryptoPunks was released for free by Larva Labs in 2017, and is the type of project that’s coveted for its place in history.
Modern projects, even the big ones like Bored Ape Yacht Club, need to work to stay relevant and maintain its top position. The blockchain is immutable, and while Curio Cards was eventually recognized as the first art NFT project on the Ethereum blockchain, Punks are still one of the historical projects that truly put NFTs on the map.
To truly appreciate the project, we used Rarity.tools to rank the top 10 rarest CryptoPunks:
10 — CryptoPunk #6089
9 — CryptoPunk #635
8 — CryptoPunk #5822
7 — CryptoPunk #3100
6 — CryptoPunk #2890
5 — CryptoPunk #5905
4 — CryptoPunk #3443
3 — CryptoPunk #7523
2 — CryptoPunk #7804
1 — CryptoPunk #8348
We’ll break them down in more detail, with the latest sale data and breakdowns of their rarity scores:
CryptoPunk #5822 is another Alien Punk with a bandana but doesn’t have any other attributes. The Alien Punks are the rarest in the collection, and this particular Punk sold for a whopping 8,000 ETH on February 12th, 2022.
The value at the time of the sale was $23.7 million.
Another Alien Punk, this one sports a bald head with a simple headband.
CryptoPunk #2890 is another Alien Punk and sports a purple cap. It was sold for 605 ETH ($761,889) on January 23rd, 2021, and has not sold since.
We have . . . another Alien Punk with a Do-rag and small shades to its attribute count. It sold for 10 ETH on July 4th, 2017 which was just $2,690 at the time.
I think you get the drill here — the nine Alien Punks are the rarest in the collection and here we have one with a Cowboy Hat and an earring.
This Punk has not sold since being claimed despite seeing offers of over $6 million on multiple occasions.
This Alien Punk sports a knitted cap, earring, and medical mask (eery foreshadowing to COVID) and was sold on July 10th, 2017 for 8 ETH ($1,646 at the time).
It has not sold since, even after receiving an offer for over $2 million.
The 9th and final Alien Punk on the top 10 rarest CryptoPunks list sports a forward cap, small shades, and a pipe. It was sold on March 11th, 2021 for 4,200 ETH or $7.57 million.
CryptoPunk #8348 is the rarest of them all. It’s not an Alien but has quite the attribute list: buck teeth, top hat, big beard, classic shades, a mole, and a cigarette.
Despite 6,039 males in the collection, the attributes of this one put it in the top spot of rarity.
Go to the website Rarity.tools, click All Collections in the menu bar and search for CryptoPunks, use the filters on the left-hand sidebar to filter your results.
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Jun 23, 2022
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