In Sea of Thieves, there are different types of chests, skulls, and commodities (pigs, chickens, gun powder barrels). When I sold my Castaway Chest to the Gold Hoarder faction, I received varying amounts. They were between 80 - 120 (roughly) gold each. I know that I received close to 800 gold for my Captain's Chest that I found the other day.

My gun powder barrel that I sold to the Merchant's faction went for about 180 gold, and my Black Plumed Chicken was about 120 gold. I also had a Disgraced Skull that sold for about 280 to the Order of the Souls.

It seems that the game chooses a random number between a certain range of values for each item, depending on how rare it is. So, what is the range of gold that I can receive from each type of chest, skull, and commodity?

  • I'm pretty sure I got just over 1000 the other day – Christian Mar 23 '18 at 11:59

This is what I've seen either in-game or by reading about the game on The Internet. Some data is missing; I'll edit this answer as I learn more.


Name                             Sale Price 
-------------------------   ---------------
Captain's Chest              ~600-1020 gold
Castaway's Chest               ~70-130 gold
Chest of a Thousand Grogs*   ~840-1470 gold   
Chest of Sorrow**            ~800-1540 gold
Marauder's Chest              ~300-520 gold
Seafarer's Chest              ~140-260 gold
Stronghold Chest            ~1420-3340 gold

* causes carrier to be drunk
** cries occasionally and fills ships with water


Name                    Sale Price   Sale Price (quest)
----------------   ---------------   ------------------
Exotic Silks         ~570-920 gold
Exquisite Spices   ~1240-1860 gold
Fine Sugar           ~140-230 gold
Gunpowder Barrel      ~80-180 gold
    Pink & Black                  
Rare Tea             ~260-560 gold


Name                    Sale Price
----------------   ---------------
Disgraced Skull      ~190-350 gold
Foul Skull           ~100-170 gold
Hateful Skull        ~401-690 gold
Villainous Skull    ~910-1350 gold
Stronghold Skull   ~2310-3950 gold


Name                Sale Price       Faction
----------------   ---------------   ---------------
Silver Chalice     ~250 gold         Gold Hoarders


  • Good start, but I would like to know the ranges. I saw these Wiki pages before, but they only seem to give the averages. – Timmy Jim Mar 25 '18 at 1:01
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    So far I can say that the ranges are quite large for some of the better items. For example, I had 2 Chests of Sorrows. One sold for around 800, while the other was 1400. A 600 difference is quite significant. – Timmy Jim Mar 27 '18 at 11:43
  • @TimmyJim I found a spreadsheet where users are submitting sale prices for various commodities. I've edited my answer to include ranges based on current values, rounded to the nearest 10 gold. I expect the spreadsheet will help us get closer to the actual ranges over time. – Shaun Mar 28 '18 at 5:18
  • See also this chest data: reddit.com/r/Seaofthieves/comments/86firc/… – Tom Apr 20 '18 at 1:35

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