What are the most expensive Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs?
The most expensive Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs have earned investors millions of dollars since their creation in April 2021.
Sporting a range of accessories, hairstyles, and fur types, the rarer the attributes of these non-fungible tokens, the more valuable they are for NFT collections and crypto art investors.
We’ve tracked down the 10 most expensive NFTs Bored Ape Yacht Club has to offer, breaking down their attributes, sales history, and everything else you need to know.
The Most Expensive Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs
Our lists are created by researching and rounding up information from the most reputable web sources.
Here’s our list of the 10 most expensive Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs:
10. Bored Ape #9696 – $628,000
Our first entry on this list of wallet-destroying Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs is Bored Ape #9696.
This colorful non-fungible token features an ape on a purple background wearing a guayabera top and a purple and blue striped party hat topped with a green bobble.
His expression is a somewhat contradictory combination of bored eyes and grinning mouth, which adds to the absurdity of his trippy fur pattern,
Bored Ape #9696 sold for $638,000, a considerable mark-up from its first sale price of just $228.96.
The digital artwork was purchased by Bored Ape Yacht Club collector Andy Booth, who celebrated his winning bid on Twitter.
“I have abandoned my love of the simple apes and gone for the opposite extreme, a Trippy party animal, a reminder that life CAN be a blast and that there’s a ton of exciting things on the way. Sometimes you need a nudge.”
According to Rarity Tools, Bored Ape #9696 has a rarity rank of 935 and a rarity score of 156.81.
With seven previous owners of this NFT so far, the longest period held currently stands at 75 days.
9. Bored Ape #1606 – $708,000
Next up, and it’s one of the trendiest-looking Bored Ape Yacht Club non-fungible tokens: Bored Ape #1606.
This Bored Ape is dressed to impress with a furry pink pimp coat, and BAYC flipped brim hat combination and bright blue fur.
Other attributes include his bored, unshaven facial expression and laser-shooting eyes set against an army green backdrop.
Bored Ape #1606 sold at auction for an impressive $708,000, another significant step up from the initial sale price of $61,000.
Of course, this represents a mere fraction of Bored Ape Yacht Club’s overall market cap of over $500 million.
The NFT project has put some of their earnings to good use and donated $208,000 (or 66.45 ETH) to the Orangutan Outreach charity in August 2021, bringing their total donations to $850,000.
8. Bored Ape #1663 – $733,000
Bored Ape #1663 is another non-fungible token from the primate-friendly Yacht Club, which shoots lasers out of its eyes.
Swapping the party hat of Bored Ape #9696 for a party horn, this ape also features a bored facial expression and bright blue fur.
Bored Ape #1663 replaces the trippy fur featured on other NFTs and instead wears a trippy tie-dyed T-shirt.
Purchased on OpenSea by username E1A656 in November 2021, Bored Ape #1663 sold for $733,000.
While this is the winning user’s only NFT in their crypto wallet, they are no stranger to cryptocurrency and have an Ethereum balance worth millions of dollars.
The accumulated sales of Bored Ape #1663 is $1,646,690, while over at Rarity Tools, it currently ranks at 437 on the rarity scale.
7. Bored Ape #6696 – $737,000
The trippy fur returns with Bored Ape #6696, another Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT featuring a trademark bored expression.
The unshaven look combined with a cigarette and a Sushi chef headband makes for an amusing overall style, with the psychedelic fur adding to this comical mishmash effect.
Set on a new punk blue background, Bored Ape #6696 also wears a snazzy Guayabera shirt to finish the look.
After initially selling for $29.29K, Bored Ape #6696’s latest auction saw its value shooting up to $737,000, or roughly 188.8888 ETH.
Current owner moonpay.eth (0xd75233) owns a selection of other Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs, although none are in the same price category.
Over at Rarity Tools, Bored Ape #6696 currently has a rarity rank of 903, while the highest recent offer on OpenSea is just 82.5498 ETH, a fraction of the highest price this NFT has currently sold for.
6. Bored Ape #6267 – $741,000
Next up in this list of the most expensive Bored Ape Yacht Club non-fungible tokens is Bored Ape #6267.
Another Bored Ape covered in trippy fur, Bored Ape #6267, is a surly-faced ape with a cigarette hanging lop-sided from its lips.
Positioned on a blue backdrop, the ape also sports a stylish Safari hat to finish its unusual look.
Bored Ape #6267 was purchased for 155.5552 ETH in November 2021, or approximately $741,000 in fiat currency.
With a rarity rank of 983 and a rarity score of 154.45 on Rarity Tools, Bored Ape #6267 is currently up for sale.
The asking price? A whopping 250.0000 Ethereum, equivalent to roughly $999,092.
5. Bored Ape #820 – $866,000
Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT #820 has undergone several sales over just six months, beginning with its sale for $14,762 in May 2021.
Before hitting its most impressive sale, it was traded in August 2021 for $690,000 before finally reaching $866,000 in November 2021.
Another bored and unshaven ape wearing a Guayabera shirt, the combination of trippy fur and the Vietnam-era military helmet (complete with the Joker card tucked in a headband) makes this Bored Ape resemble something out of Apocalypse Now.
It’s the rarest Bored Ape NFT so far in this guide, ranking at #679 on Rarity Tools, with a rarity score of 175.41.
While not currently for sale, Bored Ape #820 has a highest offer of 82.5498 ETH, which is only a fraction of the price it last sold for.
One final detail sets this unique NFT apart from the others we’ve encountered so far: Bored Ape #820 is also wearing a silver stud earring, a trait shared by 8% of the Yacht Club’s bored apes.
4. Bored Ape #1837 – $1.55 Million
As we reach the top tier of the most expensive Bored Ape Yacht Club digital artworks, Bored Ape #1837 introduces some appropriate bling with its solid gold fur.
The first NFT on our list to break the million-dollar barrier, #1837 sold for $1.55 million to crypto-art collector Pranksy.
Pranksy has an impressive collection of art in his collection, having been investing on the OpenSea marketplace since 2019, amassing over 30,000 pieces of digital collectibles.
Featured on an orange background that matches the gold fur, Bored Ape #1837 wears a warm woolen turtleneck sweater with a short Mohawk hairstyle.
Perhaps the most notable feature of this bored ape NFT is the crazy eyes, which are depicted popping out of the ape’s head on stalks.
With a rarity rank of 246, Bored Ape #1837 will currently set you back just short of $3 million if you were considering adding it to your collection.
3. Bored Ape #2087 – $2.3 Million
Bored Ape #2087 is the first NFT featured here to break into the top ten rarity ranks, coming in at number 9 with a rarity score of 312.34 on Rarity Tools.
It’s also the most minimal bored ape so far, with just three traits listed in its attributes.
Based on a purple background, this Bored Ape is another cigarette smoker with trippy fur and an angry expression in its eyes.
Sold for $2.3 million (or 769 ETH) in late September 2021, Bored Ape #2087 was originally sold for just $229 (0.08 ETH) just five months before.
At the time of this anonymous purchase, the sale was the most expensive BATC NFT sale, with some speculation about whether the buyer was one of the celebrity investors using pseudonyms.
The sale of Bored Ape #2087 was made through the leading marketplace OpenSea, a popular platform for investors collecting Bored Ape Yacht Club non-fungible tokens.
2. Bored Ape #8585 – $2.7 Million
Bored Ape #8585 is perhaps the grooviest-looking ape we’ve seen, featuring a trippy fur and heart-shaped glasses combo, topped off with a regal crown.
This NFT sold for $2.7 million and marked the third trade in under a month from the Bored Ape collection, which reached over $1 million.
The goofy toothed non-fungible token previously sold for $1.2 million in August 2021 and has an accumulated sales total of $3.957,000.
The anonymous buyer of Bored Ape #8585 has invested over $5 million on NFT artwork, including Art Blocks Curated NFTs, a Fidenza, and over $1 million on CryptoPunks.
The sale of Bored Ape #8585 kickstarted a trend for collecting the trippy fur apes, which are among some of the rarest in the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection.
Of the 10,000 apes available, only a handful feature this type of fur, and as we’ve seen, this attribute pops up several times in the most expensive Bored Ape NFTs.
1. Bored Ape #8817 – $3.4 Million
The most expensive Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT of all time is Bored Ape #8817, which sold for the towering sum of $3.4 million.
Bored Ape #8817 was auctioned at the prestigious auction house Sotheby’s, continuing the NFT digital art market’s journey to respectability in the eyes of collectors and investors.
While Bored Ape #8817 isn’t the rarest NFT in the collection (it’s listed as the 17th rarest at Rarity Tools), its desirability comes from its combination of rare traits.
Bored Ape #8817 sports gold fur against an orange background, with a comical spinner hat on its head and a blue and white party horn hanging out of its mouth.
Sleepy eyes and a silver earring finish off the look, while the gold fur trait is shared by less than 1% of all the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs.
Sotheby’s, speaking during their Natively Digital 1.2: The Collectors auction, described the sale of Bored Ape #8817 as “an NFT with historical significance” on account of the rarity of traits.
Long-term NFT collector Jimmy (@jimmyeth) made the sale of Bored Ape #8817, and he currently stands as the third-largest holder of Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs.
He owns 74 Bored Apes, with a collective worth of 5,794,753 Ethereum, roughly equivalent to $24,500,000.
Bored Ape #8817 was purchased from Jimmy by the anonymous bidder “Rhincodon,” who revealed himself to be crypto investor Brandon Buchanan in an interview with Hypebeast.
“If you’re a musician, you should understand how NFTs will impact your space, and if you’re an artist, why are you not putting your stuff on the blockchain?”
It remains to be seen which Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT will surpass Bored Ape #8817, but with the average sale price of these non-fungible tokens continuing to rise, the answer may come sooner rather than later.
The rarest and most collectible NFTs from the Bored Ape Yacht Club collection are among the most sought-after pieces of digital collectibles available.
This list outlines just what attributes make Bored Ape characters valuable, as well as the sums of hard cash (or Ethereum) investors are willing to commit to owning one.
While Bored Ape non-fungible tokens have a long way to go to beat the most expensive NFT of all time (that honor goes to Beeple’s Everydays – The First 500 Days, which sold for $69 million), there’s little doubt more record-setting sales are still to come.
Here’s a quick recap of the 10 most expensive Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs:
- Bored Ape #9917
- Bored Ape #8585
- Bored Ape #2087
- Bored Ape #1837
- Bored Ape #820
- Bored Ape #6267
- Bored Ape #6696
- Bored Ape #1663
- Bored Ape #1606
- Bored Ape #9696