Shell Sell Prices

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, just like in all other Animal Crossing games, shells are an easy source of Bells that wash up on the beach, mostly in the mornings and evenings.

Simply walk down the beach and pick them up. No tools are needed except for the manilla clams found underground in the sand: dig them up with a shovel.

Shells sales price at Nook's Cranny varies from 20 to 700 Bells, so make sure to remember which are worth grabbing by checking the price guide table below.

(Animal Crossing NH Shell Image)

Tips and tricks

  • You might want to keep the shells, which are really DIY materials, to craft beautiful furniture, equipement and more, either to decorate your home and island or to sell for even more bells!
  • Shells, unlike fish, bugs or fossils, can't be donated to the museum.
  • Hermit crabs (categorized as a bug) hide on the beach inside empty shells, mainly at night. Catch them with a net before they run away!

ACNH shells price list

Click on the up & down arrows in the table to sort the shells by price (Nook's Cranny prices and drop-off box prices) or alphabetically (by name or by particularity).

Clicking once sorts the chosen column in ascending order — from the lowest to the highest price or from A to Z. The second click sorts its items in descending order — from the most expensive to the cheapest or from Z to A.

Please note: All prices are in Bells.

Item Category Subcategory Particularity Sales Price Drop-Off Box
Conch DIY Materials Shell On the beach 700 560
Coral DIY Materials Shell On the beach 500 400
Cowrie DIY Materials Shell On the beach 60 48
Giant Clam DIY Materials Shell On the beach 450 360
Manila Clam DIY Materials Shell Digging in the sand 100 80
Sand Dollar DIY Materials Shell On the beach 120 96
Sea Snail DIY Materials Shell On the beach 180 144
Summer Shell DIY Materials Shell On the beach in the summer 600 480
Venus Comb DIY Materials Shell On the beach 300 240

Total number of shells: 9

ACNH critters & shells iOS stickers

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(ACNH Fish, Bugs & Critters — Stickers for iMessage)