Do you check your change? Then you might just be a coin collector.

If you look closely at the dates and condition of the money that comes your way, who knows you could find something valuable.

At this weekend's annual Cheyenne Coin Expo held in the Archer Complex east on Interstate 80, you can find out how much your coins are worth and buy or sell some.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 and 9-4 on Sunday, March 4 with a $1 admission.The annual Cheyenne Coin Expo brings together collectors, dealers and appraisers. And it's not all coins, rare U.S. and foreign currency is also featured at the Archer Complex over the weekend.

And if you get hungry looking at all the money and other goodies, lunch is available both days plus they'll be giving away door prizes.

I've realized that I'm a coin collector. I have all of the state quarters and many of the current state park quarters, even a handful of the golden Presidential Dollar coins which were discontinued at the end of last year.

My interest in coins started when we'd visit my Grandparent's house in Casper and my brother and I would always get my Grandpa's big jar of coins out and dump it on the bed. We'd dig through the silver dollars, check dates on wheat pennies and marvel at all the different designs and how long some of it had been around.

If you are fascinated by coins and currency, and don't just enjoy spending it, stop by the Cheyenne Coin Expo this Saturday and Sunday east of Cheyenne off I-80 at the Archer Complex, the future home of the Laramie County Fair.

For more information about the annual Cheyenne Coin and Currency Expo, contact Bill at 630-2350.