Top 10 NFT Sales of 2023: A Thrilling Countdown

3 min readDec 31, 2023

2023 might not have been a blockbuster year for NFT sales or for the floor prices of popular collections, but it certainly had its highlights. Let’s dive into the top 10 NFT sales that created a buzz in the digital art world.

10. Bored Ape Yacht Club #5116

Kicking off our list is BAYC #5116, which fetched a handsome 440 ETH on X2Y2. Its uniqueness lies in its rare trippy fur and Kings Crown, traits found in less than 1% of the Bored Ape collection.

9. CryptoPunk #3307

Simplicity wins with CryptoPunk #3307, one of the rare attribute-less Punks. This minimalist charm garnered nearly $1 million (500 ETH) in value on Larva Labs’ marketplace.

8. Mutant Ape Yacht Club #30002

The sole representative from the Mutant Ape Collection in the top 10, this NFT, boasting a unique “mega zombie” trait, was snapped up for 500 ETH on Blur.

7. Bored Ape Yacht Club #4980

A confluence of rarity, including solid gold fur and a smoking jacket, propelled BAYC #4980 to a 530 ETH sale on X2Y2.

6. CryptoPunks #8531

This “ZombiePunk,” part of a rare subgroup, commanded a price of 550 ETH, reflecting its unique combination of attributes.

5. Bored Ape Yacht Club #1734

Solid gold fur and a bored cigarette look contributed to its 600 ETH price tag, emphasizing the allure of specific traits in the BAYC universe.

4. CryptoPunk #7458

Another ZombiePunk, this time with a knitted cap and shadow beard, caught a buyer’s eye for 600 ETH on the CryptoPunks platform.

3. Fidenza #545

Stepping away from the BAYC and CryptoPunks dominance, Fidenza #545 from Art Blocks, known for its “small” scale rarity, fetched 625 ETH on OpenSea.

2. Bored Ape Yacht Club #7090

Garnering 800 ETH, this BAYC NFT stands out with its solid gold fur and heart-shaped glasses, making it one of the most coveted pieces of the year.

1. CryptoPunks #5066

Topping our list is the remarkable CryptoPunk #5066. Sold for a whopping 857 ETH, this unique piece combines the rare attributes of a zombie punk with an earring and a smile.




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