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One ultra-rare CryptoPunk is set for some extra stage time at a hotly anticipated upcoming auction.

In a Tweet today, luxury auction house Sotheby’s announced that the sale of CryptoPunk #7530 — also known as “Covid Alien” — will be offered during a “special, standalone” auction. The Punk was previously announced as part of the “Natively Digital” event, which highlights the history of NFTs and cryptoart, with a selection of pieces that include what many consider to be the first-ever NFT: Kevin McCoy’s “Quantum (NASDAQ:),” an animation minted in 2014 on the Namecoin blockchain.