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The Most Expensive NFT Sales

2021 was an incredible year for NFTs with NFT trading rising by over 700% between Q2 and Q3 alone, 2022 looks to continue the trend as the NFT marketplace continues to grow. You may have heard stories of some NFTs selling for extremely high prices during the recent NFT hysteria. With billions of dollars circulating in the NFT space and popularity growing, we wanted to make a list of the most expensive NFT sales to date.

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15 Most Expensive NFT Sales

  • 15. Artist: XCopy – All Time High in the City
    • Sold for $6,200,000 or 1,630 Ethereum
  • 14. Artist: Beeple – Crossroad
    • Sold for $6,600,000 or 4,400 Ethereum
    • Beeple may be the best known NFT related artist to date.
    • Crossroad became popular as a meme during the 2020 US presidential election campaigns.
    • Beeple stated he had several versions of the NFT ready, depending upon the results of the election.
Beeple’s Crossroad
  • 13. NFT Collection Project: CryptoPunks – CryptoPunk #8857
    • Sold for $6,630,000 or 2,000 Ethereum
    • CryptoPunks is one of the first NFT collection projects
    • CryptoPunk #8857 is a zombie CryptoPunk, there are only 88 zombies
CryptoPunk #8857
  • 12. Artist: XCOPYART – Right-click and Save as Guy
    • Sold for $7,088,229 or 1,600 Ethereum
    • This art piece was minted as an NFT in 2018, and appeared on BBC World News during an NFT related story
    • The Famous NFT investor covertly named “Cozomo de’ Medici” purchased the NFT
  • 11. Artist: Dmitri Cherniak – Ringers collection #109
    • Sold for $7,117,908 or 2,100 Ethereum
    • This piece comes from the artists collection within the generate art platform “Art Blocks Curated”
  • 10. NFT Collection Project: CryptoPunks – CryptoPunk #7804
    • Sold for $7,560,000 or 4,200 Ethereum
    • This is one out of 2 alien CryptoPunks
  • 9. NFT Collection Project: CryptoPunks – CryptoPunk #3100
    • Sold for $7,570,000 or 4,200 Ethereum
    • The 2nd of 2 alien CryptoPunks
  • 8. NFT Collection Project: CryptoPunks – CryptoPunk #5577
    • Sold for $7,704,000 or 2501 Ethereum
    • One of only 24 Ape CryptoPunks
    • 1 of 142 with a cowboy hat.
  • 7. NFT Collection Project: CryptoPunks – CryptoPunk #4156
    • Sold for $10,279,800 or 2,500 Ethereum
    • Landmark sale for CryptoPunks as the owner was a popular NFT influencer named Punk4156
  • 6. NFT Collection Project: Tpunks – Tpunk #3443
    • Sold for $10,500,000 or 120 million TRX
    • Tpunks was an NFT collection inspired by CryptoPunks
    • It was purchased with TRON cryptocurrency by the TRON Founder Justin Sun
  • 5. NFT Collection Project: CryptoPunks – CryptoPunk #7523
    • Sold for $11,754,000 or 4700 Ethereum
    • Refered to as the “covid alien cryptopunk” as the NFT sports a facemask
    • Sale occured on Sotheby’s Natively Digital Auction, not on a typical NFT market
  • 4. NFT Collection Project: CryptoPunks – CryptoPunk #5822
    • Sold for $23,700,000 or 8,000 Ethereum
    • The most expensive CryptoPunk NFT ever sold
    • Alien CryptoPunk with bandana
    • Purchased by the CEO of Chain, Deepak Thapliyal
  • 3. Artist: Beeple – Human One
    • Sold for $28,985,000 or 4,700 Ethereum
    • First physical artwork from Beeple
    • Was sold together with a physical electronic sculpture and the NFT of ownership
    • Sold by Christie’s via an auction titled “21st Century Evening Sale”
  • 2. Artists: Julian Assange and Pak – Clock NFT
    • Sold for $52,700,000 or 16,953 Ethereum
    • It is essentially a timer counting the days that Julian Assange has been imprisoned
    • Part of Pak & Assange’s Censored collection
    • Pak is an anonymous artist
    • Purchased by AssangeDAO, an organization with a mission to free Julian Assange, who is the founder of Wikileaks
Pak and Assange’s “Clock” NFT
  • 1. Artist: Beeple – Everydays: The First 5000 Days
    • Sold for $69,346,250 or 38,525 Ethereum
    • Most famous NFT to date
    • The sale of this NFT brought immense media coverage to the NFT space
    • It is a collage of 5,000 digital images by Beeple

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