Officers & Trustees


  •  JimBest

  •   Jim Best, Lakeland, FL – President


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Randy Rush, Summerville, GA  – Vice President


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  • Carrie Best, Lakeland, FL – Secretary-Treasurer

  • Carrie has been collecting since 1974. She and her husband, Jim became members of IASAC in 1986. She is the editor of the Bugle magazine.  Carrie collects silver art bars and rounds with Christmas themes, Valentine’s 1974, and trains.She is a current Member of American Numismatic Association, Florida United Numismatists, Women In Numismatics, Georgia Numismatic Association, Casino Chips & Gaming Tokens Collectors Club, Blue Ridge Numismatic Association, Greater Jacksonville Coin Club to name just a few of the other organizations that I am a member/board member.Past President of Florida United Numismatists, Inc., current Treasurer of F.U.N., past Treasurer for Greater Jacksonville Coin Club and Lakeland Coin Club, Show Chairman for FUN Convention in 1996 and 2012, Current Parlimentarian of WIN. Assisted her husband with the WIN Journal and currently assists with FUNTopics Magazine and Show Programs. Coin dealer since 1977. Has helped ANA with Dealer Registration. She likes to get involved when she joins a club.


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Ed Lantz, Springfield, TN – Historian

I am the founder and Charter President of IASAC.  My first experience with silver art rounds and rectangles came after I opened my coin shop in 1979.  As silver went up in price, more and more of these beautiful silver pieces were coming in.  Mike Jordan and Ivan Rash were two of my mentors as I began to buy and sell silver art bars.  I married Sue in 1973 and have a daughter, Andrea and a Grandson Cody.  I have served IASAC in a few different positions over the years and am currently the Historian.  I retired from Schwan Food Company in April of 2014.  I currently volunteer with The Friends of the Gorham-MacBane Public Library as the Treasurer and also take care of our Book Store area. I also serve on the Board and as a interviewer/volunteer at C.O.P.E. in Springfield. I also am very active in Lions.  I am currently the Treasurer of the Clarksville Queen City Lions Club, and Serve as the Global Membership Team Coordinator and Centennial Coordinator for District 12-I.



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Bill Doty, Phoenix, AZ




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    Mike Sprouse, Cape Girardeau, MO

  • I started collecting art bars in 1980 and joined IASAC in 1986. In that same year I opened my coin shop here in Cape Girardeau. I developed my website in 1999 and currently have the largest selection of silver bars, rounds, and sets available online. It has been a labor of love.
    I am married to my wife Debbie since 1973 and we have two children, Jessica and Shane. Shane has joined me in my business and has become a silver collector also.

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  • Walter Thomas, Caledonia, WI




Michelle Burke-Palos Verdes Estates, CA



Bruce Holland – Suffolk, VA



  • The International Association of Silver Art Collectors (IASAC), established in 1985, is dedicated to the silver round and art bar hobbyist, collector, dealer and producer. All persons interested in this unique hobby are invited to join. The club regularly publishes its newsletter, The Silver Bugle, providing some of the most interesting reading for you, the member. Not only do you receive advance notice of new rounds and bars, you may may also take advantage of specials offered by the many IASAC member-dealers. We also produce limited edition silver bars and rounds for our members, and feature special contests for prizes. Isn’t it time for you to take advantage of the benefits available as a member of the IASAC? Please become a member today by completing the Membership Form.

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