Scarce City


by Mike & Joe Looney

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In September 2016, eight months before the first NFTs were minted on Ethereum, Mike dropped his RAREPEPE token and started a chain reaction that became the NFT Cryptoart movement.

RAREPEPE is a Bitcoin NFT and the first of over 1700 rare pepe artworks minted from late 2016 to early 2018 by hundreds of artists around the world and traded on the first peer-to-peer NFT art marketplace, Rare Pepe Wallet.

The RAREPEPE featured here is a physical instantiation that utilizes an unbroken Opendime to hold the RAREPEPE token. This particular RAREPEPE is from the personal collection of Joe Looney, the creator of Rare Pepe Wallet.

Also included: a hard plastic protective case, a PEPE branded Opendime sleeve (courtesy of CryptoCloaks) and a USB flash drive containing the Rare Pepe Directory and Pepechain which can be used to verify rare pepe integrity.

Buyer may choose to have the RAREPEPE token delivered on-chain direct to their Rare Pepe Wallet.

The artist will receive 10% royalty on the sale.


Winner will also receive a GOXPEPE floppy disk NFT made by Joe in early 2019 (these have never been sold, only given to friends)

GOXPEPE is the 2nd rare pepe (S1C2) created by Mike.


  • Series 1, Card 1
  • Issued September 13, 2016
  • 300 issued


  • Series 1, Card 2
  • Issued September 13, 2016
  • 1500 issued

Check out the behind-the-pepe livestreamed interview with Joe Looney as we kickoff the auction and cover early bids.

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Buyer pays shipping (cost only).

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500,000 sats ($0.00) minus your previous deposit(s)



Call the high bidder’s bluff by bidding below them. If they don’t pay the bid amount, you’ll win the auction.

Bidder NameAmount (in sats)Time & Date
∞ RAREPEPES.COM ∞ ALPHA MEETS ART INNOVATION46,000,000 (0.46 BTC)April 16, 2021 6:40:46 PM UTC
LOOK JEFF, I HAVE ZE LIGHTNING45,000,000 (0.45 BTC)April 16, 2021 6:29:13 PM UTC
∞ RAREPEPES.COM ∞ ALPHA MEETS ART INNOVATION44,000,000 (0.44 BTC)April 16, 2021 6:23:32 PM UTC
LOOK JEFF, I HAVE ZE LIGHTNING43,000,000 (0.43 BTC)April 16, 2021 6:11:52 PM UTC
∞ RAREPEPES.COM ∞42,000,000 (0.42 BTC)April 16, 2021 5:59:54 PM UTC
LOOK JEFF, I HAVE ZE LIGHTNING35,000,000 (0.35 BTC)April 16, 2021 5:56:04 PM UTC
∞ RAREPEPES.COM ∞33,000,000 (0.33 BTC)April 16, 2021 5:46:17 PM UTC
paper hands24,500,000 (0.245 BTC)April 16, 2021 5:14:45 PM UTC
∞ RAREPEPES.COM ∞24,000,000 (0.24 BTC)April 16, 2021 5:10:03 PM UTC
nathanw101421,000,000 (0.21 BTC)April 16, 2021 4:34:24 PM UTC
∞ RAREPEPES.COM ∞20,000,000 (0.2 BTC)April 15, 2021 11:01:31 PM UTC
paper hands17,500,000 (0.175 BTC)April 15, 2021 9:28:37 PM UTC
∞ RAREPEPES.COM ∞17,000,000 (0.17 BTC)April 15, 2021 9:18:53 PM UTC
paper hands15,500,000 (0.155 BTC)April 15, 2021 7:30:50 PM UTC
and... SOLLLLDDD! /Theo voice15,000,000 (0.15 BTC)April 15, 2021 7:24:24 PM UTC
paper hands10,000,000 (0.1 BTC)April 15, 2021 7:18:58 PM UTC
LOOK JEFF, I HAVE ZE LIGHTNING5,000,000 April 15, 2021 7:16:42 PM UTC
Rare Scrilla the Auction KillaVerified4,000,000 April 15, 2021 7:14:09 PM UTC
LOOK JEFF, I HAVE ZE LIGHTNING2,000,000 April 15, 2021 7:07:51 PM UTC
ViziqueVerified300,000 April 15, 2021 6:44:12 PM UTC
tweetious100,000 April 15, 2021 6:00:59 PM UTC

How It Works


1. Deposit 2% of your bid as collateral and just top it off for additional bids

  • Bid deposits capped at 500K sats in case you want to ape in while staying within your Lightning comfort zone ;)

2. The winning bidder has 24 hours to pay their bid. If they don't, they lose their collateral and the next highest bidder has a chance to pay their high bid

3. Once the item is paid for, deposits are refunded to the remaining participants


  • Winning bids placed in the final 15 minutes of the auction reset the countdown to 15 minutes
  • Auction can't end with a pending bid
  • Onchain bid deposits no longer accepted


(insurance not included)

  • US: $20
  • Europe: $40
  • Asia: $50

A shipping deposit of $50 is added to the winning bidder's final balance. Once the item ships, the difference is returned to them along with the shipping receipt.

Buyer is responsible for import taxes.




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