Nine rare non-fungible token (NFT) digital collectibles known as CryptoPunks will be sold by the physical auction house Christie's, according to a Twitter announcement on Thursday.
- The digital collectibles are from marketplace Larva Labs's own collection, and are set to feature in the 255-year-old auction house's "21st Century Evening Sale" next month in New York city.
- All nine CryptoPunks are from mints below 1,000, meaning they were created in the earliest days of the company's digital collectibles.
- The mint numbers include 2, 532, 58, 30, 635, 602, 768, 603 and 757, with a "rare alien" collectible to be included in the auction also.
- The announcement signals that NFTs continue to be legitimized by establishment art firms, even as athletes and musicians also ramp up their participation in the NFT space.
- Rival auction house Sotheby's, which was founded 22 years before Christie's, will also sell NFT art later this month.
- Twitter user DeGenData claimed "Punk Sellers are racing to pull their punks off the market" after the announcement by Christie's because offers for the Punks are "getting hit like crazy."
- The "price floor has moved to around 5 ETH … already," tweeted DeGenData.
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