Gerorge Washington

George Washington (The Athenaeum Portrait), Gilbert Stuart, 1796, From the collection of: Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
This is the one used in 1 dollar. It is the closest one to real person among those various portraits reducing the feeling of distance.
George Washington (Lansdowne Portrait), Gilbert Stuart, 1796, From the collection of: Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
George Washington, Gilbert Stuart, 1797, From the collection of: The White House
George Washington, Gilbert Stuart, 1796, From the collection of: Brooklyn Museum
George Washington, Study for Washington Crossing the Delaware, Emanuel Gottleib Leutze, 1850, From the collection of: National Academy of Design
Because he sees the left side, we tend to see the same direction following him.
George Washington, Rembrandt Peale, 1795, From the collection of: Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
If color of face is brighter, we can focus on it more than other parts.
George Washington, Robert Edge Pine, 1785, From the collection of: Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
The suit he is wearing denotes that he is a historical person and the period when he had lived.
George Washington (1732-1799), Charles Willson Peale, 1784, From the collection of: Harvard Art Museums
It is not appropriate for banknotes because it does not seems like a real person. Also, his smiling face shows friendliness but it does not match with banknotes which require the formality.
George Washington (1732-1799), Ezra Ames (1768-1836), 1826, From the collection of: Albany Institute of History & Art
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