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Rare Pepes are unique digital collectibles featuring Pepe the Frog. Each Rare Pepe NFT is a one-of-a-kind piece of art recorded on the blockchain, ensuring its authenticity and scarcity.

Years 2016 - 2018
Total Official Cards 1,774
Series Count 36
Highest Sale Price $3.6 million (PEPENOPOULOS at Sotheby's, 2021)
Accepting Submissions? No

From Meme to Crypto Art

Origin of Pepe the Frog: Pepe the Frog originated in 2005 in Matt Furie’s comic “Boy’s Club.” It became an internet meme around 2008. Around 2014, Pepe the Frog memes were ubiquitous online. In 2015, users began creating ‘rare’ versions, adding a layer of exclusivity and value to certain images.

The Birth of Rare Pepe NFTs

  • Early Days on Bitcoin: The idea to tokenize these rare images came to fruition in 2016. The first Rare Pepes were minted on the Bitcoin blockchain using the Counterparty platform, which allowed users to create and trade digital assets on top of Bitcoin.
  • Innovation in Digital Art: This pioneering move predated the Ethereum-based NFTs and marked the beginning of a new era in digital art. The creators of Rare Pepes were among the first to recognize the potential of blockchain technology in establishing digital ownership and provenance for online art.

Community Growth and Market Evolution

  • Building a Marketplace: As the community grew, so did the need for a dedicated marketplace. Platforms like were developed, allowing for the safe trade and storage of these digital assets.
  • Rare Pepe Auctions: High-profile auctions, including the sale of PEPENOPOULOS for $3.6 million at Sotheby’s in 2021, demonstrated the growing interest and value in Rare Pepe NFTs.


Rare Pepes are unique digital collectibles featuring Pepe the Frog, a character that evolved from a popular internet meme into a symbol of digital art and counterculture. Each Rare Pepe NFT is a one-of-a-kind piece of art recorded on the blockchain, ensuring its authenticity and scarcity.

How to Buy Rare Pepes

To purchase a Rare Pepe, you need a digital wallet that supports Counterparty tokens. You can then use PepeCash, BTC, or XCP to bid on or buy Rare Pepes directly from the marketplaces mentioned below. You can also connect with others in the community and deal or trade with them directly, or bid on auctions in Telegram groups.

Where to Buy Rare Pepes

Rare Pepes are bought and sold on various platforms:

Best Practices

  • Do Your Own Research: Stay informed about the Rare Pepe market and community trends.
  • Use Secure Wallets: Store your Rare Pepes in secure, reputable wallets.
  • Community Support: Engage with the Rare Pepe community on trusted platforms for advice and support.

Avoiding Counterfeits

  • Use blockchain explorers like, which is a Counterparty block explorer. You can track the transaction history and issuance details of each Rare Pepe NFT. Search for the Rare Pepe’s asset name or ID on the blockchain explorer to view its transaction history and verify its authenticity.
  • Engage with the Rare Pepe community on platforms like Telegram groups or X. Experienced members often have knowledge about legitimate NFTs and can help identify fakes.


Only engage in trades on reputable platforms, and verify the authenticity of the NFTs using the Rare Pepe Directory. Community forums can be invaluable for advice on safe trading.

Wallet Options

  • Rare Pepe Wallet: A web-based wallet for managing your collection.
  • A desktop wallet with robust features for asset management.
  • An updated version with Ledger support for added security.
  • DO NOT USE This is a custodial wallet that does not support Counterparty or Rare Pepes and has nothing to do with Counterparty.


Join the conversation on Telegram groups, follow Rare Pepe auctions on Twitter, and stay informed with community wikis like

Connect & Explore

Respect the community guidelines, engage in discussions, trade fairly, and contribute to the Rare Pepe ecosystem positively.