The "Currency" custom field gives you the ability to choose a currency out of a list which contains all of the currencies of the world.
The "Currency" custom field doesn't have any special characteristics as the only thing you do while creating it is to choose its Type as you can see from the screenshot below.
Once you are in your Article's Edit screen, choose the "Fields" Tab to see the Currency custom field as you can see in the screenshot below.
This selectbox contains all the currencies of the world and you can fast search the one you want just as you type in.
Take a look at the screenshot below to see how it could be displayed in your frontend.