Bitcoin Historical Prices

The price of Bitcoin in USD is reported by Coindesk. All prices on this page are nominal (i.e., they are not indexed to inflation).

New Beginnings · At the start of 2011, you could buy 1 Bitcoin for $0.30! The currency experienced a spike to above $15, but ended the year around $3. By the end of 2012, Bitcoin had rallied to $12.56. During 2013, Bitcoin rose steadily to $198.51 by November, but experienced a significant spike, ending the month at $946.92.

Volatility · 2014 was the only year so far in which Bitcoin ended lower than it started. After continuing the rally from the previous year, it peaked around $850 in February and ended the year down at $378.64. The price of a Bitcoin continued to decrease for a few months in 2015, but increased toward the end of the year to $362.73 on December 1st.

Growth · 2016 and 2017 have seen steadily rising prices, with a large spike at the end of 2017. Prices declined significantly in 2018, but rebounded in 2019, although they have not quite reached their 2017 peak.


Bitcoin Price Chart, 2010-2019

This graph shows the conversion rate of 1 Bitcoin to 1 USD at the first of each month.
Bitcoin Historical Prices ($)

Bitcoin Price Table, 2010-2019 (Yearly)

This table displays Bitcoin Historical Prices on January 1st of each year.

Year Bitcoin Price ($) Change ($) Year-over-year (%)
2019 3,869.47 -9,542.97 -71.15
2018 13,412.44 12,414.75 1,244.35
2017 997.69 563.23 129.64
2016 434.46 120.54 38.40
2015 313.92 -456.51 -59.25
2014 770.44 757.13 5,690.96
2013 13.30 8.04 152.56
2012 5.27 4.97 1,655.90
2011 0.30 0.21 249.65
2010 0.09 0 0

Bitcoin Price Table, 2010-2019 (Monthly)

This chart shows the USD value of Bitcoin at the first of each month.
Year Month Bitcoin Price ($) Change ($) Month-over-month (%)
2019 11 9,265.43 938.85 11.28
2019 10 8,326.58 -1,446.76 -14.80
2019 9 9,773.34 -631.86 -6.07
2019 8 10,405.21 -194.12 -1.83
2019 7 10,599.33 2,046.20 23.92
2019 6 8,553.13 3,129.47 57.70
2019 5 5,423.66 1,267.27 30.49
2019 4 4,156.39 306.32 7.96
2019 3 3,850.07 381.82 11.01
2019 2 3,468.25 -401.22 -10.37
2019 1 3,869.47 -296.14 -7.11
2018 12 4,165.61 -2,192.79 -34.49
2018 11 6,358.40 -220.39 -3.35
2018 10 6,578.79 -613.50 -8.53
2018 9 7,192.30 -411.45 -5.41
2018 8 7,603.75 1,255.89 19.78
2018 7 6,347.86 -1,170.39 -15.57
2018 6 7,518.25 -1,549.47 -17.09
2018 5 9,067.72 2,250.98 33.02
2018 4 6,816.74 -4,090.85 -37.50
2018 3 10,907.59 1,855.01 20.49
2018 2 9,052.58 -4,359.86 -32.51
2018 1 13,412.44 2,552.88 23.51
2017 12 10,859.56 4,109.39 60.88
2017 11 6,750.17 2,355.53 53.60
2017 10 4,394.64 -556.08 -11.23
2017 9 4,950.72 2,215.14 80.97
2017 8 2,735.59 275.39 11.19
2017 7 2,460.20 8.02 0.33
2017 6 2,452.18 1,050.10 74.90
2017 5 1,402.08 312.57 28.69
2017 4 1,089.51 -140.51 -11.42
2017 3 1,230.02 242.67 24.58
2017 2 987.35 -10.34 -1.04
2017 1 997.69 244.43 32.45
2016 12 753.26 23.98 3.29
2016 11 729.27 115.34 18.79
2016 10 613.93 42.24 7.39
2016 9 571.69 -35.68 -5.87
2016 8 607.37 -69.15 -10.22
2016 7 676.52 140.10 26.12
2016 6 536.42 83.38 18.40
2016 5 453.04 36.03 8.64
2016 4 417.01 -16.63 -3.83
2016 3 433.64 62.39 16.81
2016 2 371.25 -63.22 -14.55
2016 1 434.46 71.73 19.78
2015 12 362.73 37.65 11.58
2015 11 325.08 87.51 36.84
2015 10 237.57 10.22 4.50
2015 9 227.35 -52.69 -18.82
2015 8 280.04 22.38 8.68
2015 7 257.66 34.35 15.38
2015 6 223.31 -8.82 -3.80
2015 5 232.12 -14.43 -5.85
2015 4 246.55 -12.19 -4.71
2015 3 258.74 32.35 14.29
2015 2 226.40 -87.53 -27.88
2015 1 313.92 -64.72 -17.09
2014 12 378.64 53.26 16.37
2014 11 325.39 -55.95 -14.67
2014 10 381.33 -92.80 -19.57
2014 9 474.13 -120.95 -20.32
2014 8 595.08 -40.51 -6.37
2014 7 635.59 6.57 1.04
2014 6 629.02 172.76 37.86
2014 5 456.27 -22.45 -4.69
2014 4 478.72 -85.02 -15.08
2014 3 563.74 -289.28 -33.91
2014 2 853.02 82.58 10.72
2014 1 770.44 -176.49 -18.64
2013 12 946.92 748.41 377.02
2013 11 198.51 73.02 58.18
2013 10 125.49 -2.77 -2.16
2013 9 128.26 31.84 33.03
2013 8 96.42 11.81 13.96
2013 7 84.61 -44.69 -34.57
2013 6 129.30 12.92 11.10
2013 5 116.38 12.38 11.90
2013 4 104 69.50 201.45
2013 3 34.50 14 68.30
2013 2 20.50 7.19 54.08
2013 1 13.30 0.74 5.91
2012 12 12.56 1.99 18.85
2012 11 10.57 -1.83 -14.76
2012 10 12.40 2.43 24.43
2012 9 9.97 0.42 4.35
2012 8 9.55 2.92 44.07
2012 7 6.63 1.35 25.67
2012 6 5.27 0.27 5.50
2012 5 5 0.17 3.58
2012 4 4.83 -0.09 -1.92
2012 3 4.92 -1.15 -19
2012 2 6.08 0.81 15.34
2012 1 5.27 2.21 72.15
2011 12 3.06 -0.09 -2.86
2011 11 3.15 -1.88 -37.41
2011 10 5.03 -3.18 -38.70
2011 9 8.21 -4.88 -37.30
2011 8 13.09 -2.30 -14.95
2011 7 15.40 5.83 60.89
2011 6 9.57 6.54 215.52
2011 5 3.03 2.26 291.82
2011 4 0.77 -0.15 -15.88
2011 3 0.92 0.22 31.46
2011 2 0.70 0.40 133.33
2011 1 0.30 0.07 31.87
2010 12 0.23 0.03 16.37
2010 11 0.20 0.13 215.32
2010 10 0.06 0 -1.43
2010 9 0.06 0 2.95
2010 8 0.06 -0.02 -28.79
2010 7 0.09 0 0

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