This is one of the classic iron sets of the modern era. However, as the Asians are not collecting like they once did, most classic Golf clubs are worth what you will pay for them. It's a buyers market in the golf business these days. Good for us , bad for OEMs.
MacGregor Urquhart died on March 17, 1967.
Jack Nicklaus both designed and played the 1967 VIP irons from 1966 to 1976 when he then switched to the investment cast version of the club that he played until 1980. The original prototypes did not have the crowns on the faces and he played with them in 1966 and ultimately settled on the production model design with crowns on the faces in 1967. The 1967 model had a bronze ferrule that was unique that was later changed to a black ferrule in 1968 along with a smaller font "by Nicklaus" on the back toe of the clubhead. Jack was under pressure form MacGregor to promoted the investment cast technology of the 1970's which reduced manufacturing cost and he collaborated with David Graham to design the Jack Nicklaus VIP cast irons and both he and David Graham played that model as MacGregor staff members. In 1980 David Graham designed a prototype iron for Jack Nicklaus that he went on to win the 1980 US Open and PGA Championship with and was the design then incorporated in the Muirfield irons in 1983.
I have the same set I believe. Mine are dated 1967.
7 donne per i MacGregor - 1967 was released on: Italy: 3 March 1967 Spain: 6 July 1967 France: 20 December 1967 USA: April 1968 (New York City, New York) Finland: 19 April 1968 West Germany: 14 June 1968 Denmark: 26 December 1968 Turkey: February 1969 Sweden: 17 February 1969
The cast of 7 donne per i MacGregor - 1967 includes: Fortunato Arena King Black as Tom Hugo Blanco as David MacGregor Roy Bosier as Apache Roberto Camardiel as Pa Donovan Remo Capitani as Maldonado henchman Ana Casares as Dolly Amerigo Castrighella as Townsman Saturno Cerra as Johnny MacGregor Alberto Cevenini as Bandit Judith Chapman as Dundalks Donovan Gene Collins as Dancer Julie Fair as Galway Donovan Agata Flori as Rosita Carson Nella Gambini as Extra Catherine Hamlin as Kilarney Donovan Margherita Horowitz as Annie MacGregor Paolo Magalotti as Kenneth MacGregor Margaret Merrit as Dublin Donovan Elena Montoya as Child at San Raphael Ricardo Palacios as Bandit Osiride Pevarello Riccardo Pizzuti as Bandit George Rigaud as Alastair MacGregor Francesco Tensi as Harold MacGregor Caterina Trentini as Belfast Donovan Antonio Vico as Frank James Rinaldo Zamperla as Bandit Nazzareno Zamperla as Peter MacGregor
A 1967 Washington quarter has no silver and is face value.
Francesco Tensi has: Played Doctor Robini in "Angela" in 1954. Performed in "Tempi duri per i vampiri" in 1959. Played Membro inglese in "Il mio amico Jekyll" in 1960. Played Il governatore in "Il relitto" in 1961. Played 1st Old Man in "Sodom and Gomorrah" in 1962. Played Harold MacGregor in "7 pistole per i MacGregor" in 1966. Performed in "Sicario 77, vivo o morto" in 1966. Performed in "La morte non conta i dollari" in 1967. Played Auctioneer in "OK Connery" in 1967. Played Harold MacGregor in "7 donne per i MacGregor" in 1967. Played Professor Santanna in "Questi fantasmi" in 1967. Played Mr. Clouston in "Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray" in 1970.
If it is in mint condition the value is 10000000000
I would imagine, if the clubs have been used and not by Jack, they are probably not worth any U.S. currency, besides sentimental value. At least anyone with any sense would not give money for 30 year old clubs. Technology advances regularly in golf clubs especially the last 10 years. so if somebody really wanted really cheap clubs they could find some at a 1/3 of the age of 1981 clubs for next to nothing. How much is a computer... or a refrigerator... or a TV... or even a car worth from 1981? Exactly. That is not exactly true. Macgregor irons are highly collectable and are quite pricey. If these clubs are new or mint condition they are worth 500.00 or more. Sets of VIP irons from 1967 sell for 1000 new, 500 or more used. Another note. Irons have not changed very much when it comes to forged blades. These irons were some of the finest ever forged, and the finish grinding were performed by masters like Don White. These clubs were responsible for 58 major victories. Hope this helps.
No U.S. coin dated 1967 will have a mintmark, they were not used from 1965-1967.
Face value the date is still in circulation.