Monograms first appeared on coins, as early as 350 BC. The earliest known examples are of the names of Greek cities who issued the coins, often the first two letters of the city's name. An individual's monogram is often a fancy piece of art used for stationery, luggage or for embroidery on your favorite shirt. These monograms may have two or three letters. A traditional 3-letter monogram has the initial of the individual's last name set larger, or with some special treatment in the center, while the first name initial appears to the left of it and the middle name initial, appears to the right of it. For example Mary Ann Jones embroidery will look like mJa. So if you looking for something special just monogram your favorite pieces from your wardrobe.