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These BAYC Members Purchased A Gold Fur Ape For $1.2 Million USD

These Bored Ape Yacht Club members just purchased a gold fur bored ape for 400 Eth breaking last week’s highest sale record.

BAYC members, Andy Booth and Domain teamed up to purchase Bored Ape #3749 for roughly $1.2 million USD.

“Lost our ape brains? I don't think so, Booth tweeted. “Pleasure to own the number 1 ape in the club. with @domain.”

Domain echoed Booth’s enthusiasm for the gold fur ape tweeting out a photo of himself enjoying a celebratory cigar.

“Celebrating the new purchase,” he said.

Bored Ape #3749 is a six trait gold fur ape with laser eyes, a captains hat and a black t shirt. Based on these traits, Bored Ape #3749 is the 27th rarest bored ape, according to Rarity Tools.

“To own what is in my opinion the number one ape of the single greatest NFT collection going is the stuff of dreams,” Booth told the Bored Ape Gazette. “The unique combo of gold and laser eyes, two of the most sought-after traits, made this an easy decision. It's a 1/1. Very happy with the purchase.”

Being a part of big deals is nothing new to Booth, making news around the BAYC for weeks with his high priced purchases and sales. As the Bored Ape Gazette previously reported, Booth purchased Bored Ape #8877 on July 25th for 39.99 Eth or 84,000 USD. Booth then sold Bored Ape #8877 to Crypto Whale, TheArtchitech for 175 Eth.

The BAYC has seen an influx of high value sales since the club reached 5,000 members and the auction house, Christies, announced that it would be auctioning off bored apes next month.

Booth told the gazette that he believes the Chrisites auction will be a great opportunity for the club and the NFT space at large. “Christie’s will cast a different light on NFTs as a whole and we will see a new level of interest emerging. Now is the time that the traditional meets the present and NFTs will get their rightful appreciation,” he said.

The gazette asked Booth for his thoughts on possibly auctioning Bored Ape #3749 if the opportunity presented itself. Booth replied that he would at opening to it. “If Christie’s recognize our ape as the top ape in the BAYC universe, we would welcome a conversation,” he said.

Be sure to follow Booth and Domain on Twitter @360 and @Domain

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