I believe lighting glare is the main issue here. Try using a diffused lighting source (think white paper in front of a single lighting source). These new super shiny cents are very difficult to view and photograph. Good luck
The flattened devices is MD. ( Machine Doubling removes the contour of a coin and makes that area altered by the machine. On the date it is moving towards the rim and that is DDD. So you have two different events messing with our heads. Neither are worth the time of day, but always nice to know what they are.