Terra Nullius – The First NFT on Ethereum. Terra Nullius is the first NFT on the Ethereum blockchain with a mint date of August 7 2015, making it historic in nature.
The First 5000 Days by Beeple Beeple, aka Mike Winkelmann, sold his work Everydays – The First 5000 Days for an impressive price of $69.3 million. This makes it the highest price paid for an NFT to date. The achievement behind the work is actually quite impressive: it is a collage that Winkelmann assembled into a work of art every day since 2007.
Human One by Beeple Beeple has it out for him, as he can also claim the second-largest sale of an NFT. In 2021, his work Human One went for $29 million to the highest bidder at a Christies auction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIx4D3WSeHY
Right-Click and Save as Guy by XCopy. In 2018, artist XCopy created an NFT in GIF format called Right-Click and Save as Guy, which became one of the most expensive of 2021. In early December, it sold for 1,600 ETH through digital collector market SuperRare, which meant about $7.08 million at the time: https://dappradar.com/hub/assets/eth/0x41a322b28d0ff354040e2cbc676f0320d8c8850d/1154
Moon Cats Moon Cats is one of the oldest NFT collections on the Ethereum blockchain and started on August 9, 2017. It is interesting to note that the project was forgotten for 4 years and only gained momentum last year. In total, there are 25,600 procedurally generated mooncats with names (out of 4 billion possible combinations), all of which have been saved and can be purchased. Go here for the full Moon Cats story: https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/mooncats-explained-?s=r
CryptoPunks On June 23, 2017, Larva Labs created the uniquely generated 8-bit collectible characters. From this the profile picture trend emerged, with many well-known personalities using their CryptoPunk as a Profile picture on their social media profiles. Currently, CryptoPunks are available for as low as 65 ETH. Punk #7523 sold for $11.7 million, making it one of the highest traded NFT works.