This pan may have once been plated, but all the plating has been worn away. Wagner Ware cast iron produced before WWII are the finest in quality for that time period. They tend to have very few casting flaws, resulting in a smooth polished finish on both the interior and exterior surfaces.And, plated Wagner skillets tended to have a more glass smooth exterior surface as well. No chips, cracks, or repairs and does not spin. Needs a little cleaning inside.