A recent trip South allowed me to photograph some item's from a family member's curio cabinet. All of these were collected by my great-uncle, mostly during the 20s and 30s in the South. One fascinating item is here - what my aunt says is a counterfeit coin maker used during the Civil War.
This tool is heavy and at least partly hand made. The top round section has two faces, one for each side.
Here is one face, with a profile and date.
The other face has a V (for Victory?), a laurel wreath, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA backwards.
Any clues as to when this might have been made? I'm adding one more photo below in case it helps.