What did the Lion get in 'The Wizard of Oz'?

In the original 1900 book edition of 'The Wizard of Oz', the Cowardly Lion receives a green-colored container from the Wizard. Inside is a potion that he must drink. Once he has drunk it, he has inside him the courage that he already has long before meeting up with the humbug Wizard of Oz. But according to the beloved 1939 film version, the Lion receives the external signs of internal courage. For he gets a medal from the Wizard.