Don’t have millions to spare? Here are some Bored Apes that might actually be within your budget!
2021 has been a great year for the growth of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The NFT market grew to US$41 billion in the past year, rapidly becoming a direct competitor to the fine arts market. One of the NFTs that contributed to the popularity and the growth of this sector is the Bored Apes NFT collection.
Bored Ape NFTs are so popular that within twelve hours of being listed, all of them were sold out. Even though they were originally listed for 0.8 ETH (US$2503.6 as of February 16), today, they go for a floor price of 99.99 ETH. So, do you want to have a Bored Ape in your NFT collection without making a giant dent in your wallet? Here is a list of some of the cheapest Bored Ape NFTs that you can get your hands on. The entries on this list are arranged from the lowest to the highest prices as of February 16, 2022:
Bored Ape #2260
As of writing this article, this Ape is listed on OpenSea for 99.99 ETH (or US$313,175.68). This Ape is featured on a blue background that only 12.42% of the other Apes have. It is depicted with a grin (only 7.13% of the other Apes have) and black fur (12.29%). The Ape is shown wearing an eye patch (3.33%), a biker vest (2.53%) and an s&m hat (2.35%). Its rarest feature is the s&m hat, and it was last sold for 69.69 ETH on January 1, 2022.
Bored Ape #6498
Bored Ape #6498 is listed on OpenSea for 101.8 ETH (or US$318,844.73). The Ape has a gray background, a trait it shares with 11.7% of other Apes. It is depicted with bloodshot eyes (8.46%), a jovial mouth (2.96%) and dark brown fur (13.52%). Its outfit consists of a prison jumpsuit (2.35%) and a beanie (5.78%). This Ape’s rarest attribute is its prison jumpsuit. It was last sold for 100 ETH on February 7, 2022.
Bored Ape #1488
This Ape is currently listed on OpenSea for 102.5ETH (or US$321,037.17). It has an army green background, like 12.43% of the other Apes. It is depicted with bloodshot eyes (8.46%), golden brown fur (7.78%) and a phoneme ooo mouth (2.55%). The Ape is depicted wearing a prison jumpsuit (2.35%), which is its rarest attribute. It was last sold for 2.899 ETH on July 3, 2021.
Bored Ape #533
This Bored Ape is currently listed for 103 ETH (or US$322,603.21) on OpenSea. The Ape has an aquamarine background, like 13% of the other Apes do. It has bloodshot eyes (8.46%), black fur (12.29%) and a bored mouth (23%). It is depicted wearing a safari hat (2%), which is its rarest feature. This Ape was last sold for 5.939 ETH on July 16, 2021.
Bored Ape #3311
Bored Ape #3311 is currently listed on OpenSea for 103 ETH (or US$322,603.21). It has an aquamarine background (12.66%). It is depicted with bloodshot eyes (8.46%), red fur (4.74%) and a rage mouth (3%). Its outfit consists of a wool turtleneck (2%) and a fez hat (4%). Its rarest feature is the wool turtleneck, and it was last sold for 111.69 ETH on January 31, 2022.
Well, none of these Ape NFTs are cheap by a long shot. However, investing in them early enough can grant you a wide array of benefits that come with the Bored Apes Yacht Club membership, such as access to a special Discord server and the commercial usage rights of the Ape NFTs. The co-creator of Bored Apes, Gordon Goner (pseudonym), says, “We’d see these NFT collections that didn’t have any utility…that didn’t make any sense to me at the time, because you can cryptographically verify who owns these things. Why wouldn’t you offer some sort of utility?”
It is, perhaps, the exclusive yacht club membership benefits, the utility of the Ape NFTs and the chance to be in a common club with celebrities, like Post Malone and Jimmy Fallon, that make the cheapest of them go for several hundred thousand dollars.
Note: The prices of these NFTs as well as their availability might change over time.
All images courtesy of Bored Apes’ Website and OpenSea