A $1.1m sale for an extremely rare ‘Gold Ape’ NFT from Doodles has rounded off a stellar week of record-breaking sales and volume for the colourful collection.
The 296.69 ETH sale marks the highest ever purchase of a Doodles NFT and was made by popular NFT collector ‘Pranksy’, who now owns 66 pieces from the pastel-coloured collection.
Welcome #6914! #NFTs @doodles https://t.co/UXF1tnWpFR pic.twitter.com/ZDoDRE8Tze
— Pranksy 📦 (@pranksy) January 5, 2022
The ‘Gold Ape‘ is a true 1/1 – an NFT that is one of a kind in design and traits – and explains the high price tag and demand for such an NFT. Doodle #6914 was sold just 40 minutes after it was listed for sale.
It follows a week of record-breaking sales that have trumped each other at every step.
Doodles started to pick up steam when two ‘aliens’, #7751 and #3954, were bought for 200 ETH and 150 ETH over the past two days.
A collection of other sales including three other ‘Apes‘, a ‘Skelly’ and a ‘Cat‘ rounded off the successful week.
Despite their recent popularity and impressive price action, Doodles have remained a favourite in the NFT space since their launch thanks to their attractive artwork, strong community ‘vibes’ and active founders.
Describing itself as a “community-driven” collection, Doodles are the creation of NFT veteran Evan Keast and Scott Martin, the Canadian–based illustrator behind the creative style behind the collection – Burnt Toast.
Now, following a new year spike in interest and volume in NFTs, Doodles have seemingly captured a majority of the volume from established collectors looking for the ‘next’ Bored Ape or Cool Cats.
The collection has achieved 13.6k ETH ($50m) in volume in the past seven days on OpenSea and has reached a price floor of 9.3 ETH ($32k).
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