No dings or dents, no rusting. The plate is approximately 9 in diameter. No markings on the plate. All things considered, for being 150+ years old, it is in Excellent shape for historic display purposes.We only have five of these plates available, all are in similar condition as the one in the photo's. Get them now, as they will not last long. NOTE: On multiple quantity listings, the item in the photo is a representative sample of the inventory that is available, it is NOT the exact item you will receive. Our price is fair and firm. Check out my other items. The item "Civil War Era Union Army Metal 9 Mess Tin Plate Excellent Cond Original #1" is in sale since Friday, April 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "koolstuff1958" and is located in Henderson, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.