Cost to deploy ERC721 token to mainnet

Hi… Thanks for the article, it’s very useful and exhaustive… However, can you please indicate what’s the typical cost today (including gas fees) for deploying a custom NFT smart contract to the Mainnet??

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Hi @veetwokay,

Welcome to the community :wave:

I recently deployed a simple ERC721 NFT (generated using OpenZeppelin Contracts Wizard: https://blog.openzeppelin.com/wizard) and with a gas price of 150 Gwei this cost ~ 0.4 ETH, with a cost of minting each token at ~0.1 ETH.

I would recommend determining the best time to deploy and mint using tools such as https://www.gasnow.org/

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Hi @abcoathup, thanks for the response, I had the same question! For the ~0.1 ETH per mint, is it possible to reduce this cost and pre-mint 100 tokens to one address as part of the contract deployment?

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Hi @scotato,

You could create a batch mint to mint a batch of tokens to one address. I recommend trying it out on a public testnet.

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Thanks @abcoathup!

Does that require implementing an ERC1155 contract or is it possible just with an ERC721?

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Hi @scotato,

You could do that with an ERC721

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