If you would like to move the currency switcher from the left column to the header, you can use the following instructions to do so!
<block type="page/html_header" name="header" as="header">
<block type="page/html_header" name="header" as="header"> <block type="directory/currency" name="currency" template="directory/currency.phtml"/>
<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('store_language') ?>
<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('currency') ?>
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Make sure you have imported or manually entered your Currency Rates otherwise the switcher will not appear!
Its as simple as that!!