James Malone Beach creates medals of honour for personal and public feats. Military decorations and reliquaries inspire his work. His medals frequently include fabricated metal frames, found objects, personal artifacts and relics, animal body parts, ribbons, and photos. They have honoured the heroism of ordinary lives as well as satirised politicians and political situations, and the foibles of daily life. His medals have been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally and are owned by The Swedish Cabinet Of Coins and Medals, The National Museum of the Netherlands, and The British Museum. He is a frequent exhibitor at the Art MedalWorld Congress (FIDEM), and the International Biennnial of Contemporary Medal of Seixal, Portugal. He recently received the Gilroy Roberts Fellowships from the American Numismatic Society.